BOONE—Join the Appalachian Treble Choir Nov. 18 for an 8 p.m. performance in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free. The choir is directed by Dr. Priscilla Porterfield. Jonathan Asbell is the accompanist.
The program features classical works based on Biblical themes and secular compositions focusing on themes related to Christmas.
First on the program is “God is My Shepherd” based on Psalm 23 from Dvorak’s collection “Biblical Songs.” Other compositions include the spiritual “Lily of the Valley” arranged by Moses Hogan, “Pie Jesu” by Charles Collins and “Ave Maria” by David Reznick.
Soprano Bree Jordan is the soloist for Jean-Baptiste Lully’s “Les Naïades” and “Tundra” by “Ola Gjeilo.
A string quartet comprised of violinists Tess Angel and Jun Ruan, violist Miranda Mahanes and cellist Caitlin Lyday will perform the first movement from Haydn’s “String Quartet Op. 76, No. 4.”
The choir also will perform “Mary, Did You Know?” by Mark Lowry, “Christmas Was Meant For Children” by Gordon Goodman and “Carol of the Bells” by Mykola Leontovich and Peter Wilhousky.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier, public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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