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Young Harris College to Present Acapalooza Concert

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Media Contact: Krystin Dean
(706) 379-5310,

Young Harris College to Present Acapalooza Concert

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Division of Fine Arts will present a special Acapalooza concert on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of the Clegg Fine Arts Building on the Young Harris College campus. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for students. 

The concert will feature performances by Southern Harmony, a 10-voice female a cappella group, and the Compulsive Lyres, a seven-voice male ensemble. During the concert, these groups will join forces to perform as the newly formed Young Harris College Chamber Choir. All ensembles are directed by Jeff Bauman, professor of music and director of choral and vocal activities at Young Harris College.

In just four years, this a cappella concert has quickly become an audience favorite. The ensembles will sing music ranging from the classics of choral repertoire, to cutting edge new composers, to their own original arrangements of current popular music.

The YHC Chamber Choir will sing choral music by John Rutter and René Clausen, as well as original arrangements including “Fix You” by Coldplay and “Beautiful World” by Adam Crossley. Southern Harmony will sing “Where Is Love?” from Oliver! and “Here Comes the Sun,” while the Compulsive Lyres will perform “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” and “A Change In My Life.”

Two students will make their directorial debut during the concert. Genevieve Rodriguez, a senior music major from Calhoun, Ga., will conduct “Set Me as a Seal” by René Clausen, while JeRee Dukes, a junior music major from Agnes, Ga., will conduct “I Will Not Leave You Comfortless” by Everett Titcomb.

Along with Dukes and Rodriguez, Southern Harmony is comprised of sophomore Caitlin Davis of Baxley, Ga., freshman Mathilde Brun of Gavleborg, Sweden, freshman Megan Davis of Blairsville, Ga., freshman Lateefah Dooling of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., sophomore Emily Espy of Cumming, Ga., senior Jordan Fleming of Marietta, Ga., junior Bekah Medford of Powder Springs, Ga., and senior Rebecca Wiggins of Robbinsville, N.C.

Compulsive Lyres is comprised of senior Tyler Ogburn of Blairsville, Ga., senior Jordan Marshall of Hiawassee, Ga., sophomore Matt Jones of Hiram, Ga., junior Evan McLean of Woodstock, Ga., junior Eric Miller of Clayton, Ga., senior Grady Garner of Blairsville, Ga., and freshman Brian Walker of Powder Springs, Ga.

For more information, call the Young Harris College Division of Fine Arts at (706) 379-5182.

About Young Harris College
2011 marks the 125th anniversary for Young Harris College, a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of north Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. Long known for nurturing students during the first two years of college, Young Harris College received accreditation in 2008 to grant bachelor’s degrees. The College currently has approximately 900 students across four divisions—Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences—and plans to increase enrollment to 1,200 over the next few years. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 200-bed, LEED Silver-certified residence hall, Georgia’s first higher education facility north of Atlanta to achieve this certification, a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center, the second higher educational recreation facility in Georgia to achieve this certification, and a 148-bed, apartment-style residential village. Earlier this year, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. For more information, visit