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YHC Chamber Choir to Present A Cappella Concert

Thursday, October 17, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Author: Molly Blashcke
Media Contact: LeAnn Waldroup
(706) 379-5310, klwaldroup@yhc.edu

Young Harris College Chamber Choir to Present A Cappella Concert

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Division of Fine Arts will present a special performance featuring the YHC Chamber Choir on Thursday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of the Clegg Fine Arts Building. Admission is $5 for adults and free for students and children 12 and under.

Southern Harmony, a 17-voice female a cappella group, and the Compulsive Lyres, a 10-voice male ensemble, will join forces as the Chamber Choir to present a memorable performance featuring a variety of traditional choral melodies, sacred harp tunes and Irish folks songs from the late 20th and 21st centuries.

The program will also include arrangements of popular music such as country singer Roger Miller’s “King of the Road,” Grammy Award-winning Carole King’s “I Feel the Earth Move” and legendary Swedish pop group ABBA’s smash hit “Thank You for the Music.”

All ensembles are directed by Jeff Bauman, professor of music and director of choral and vocal activities at the College.

Sophomore theatre major Malik Harris of Carrollton, Ga., will be featured as a soloist during spiritual composer Moses Hogan’s “I’m Gonna Sing ’Til the Spirit Moves in My Heart,” while senior music major Brian Walker of Powder Springs, Ga., will be featured during Hogan’s “Ride the Chariot.”

In addition to Harris and Walker, Compulsive Lyres is comprised of junior Dakota Kellerman of Cartersville, Ga., sophomore Patrick Young of Young Harris, Ga., junior Will Skelton of Hayesville, N.C., sophomore Ben Sims of Hiram, Ga., sophomore John-Michael Thomas of Cornelia, Ga., senior Jeff Stewart of Young Harris, Ga., senior Kaleb Garrett of Hiawassee, Ga., and sophomore LaDareon Copeland of Centerville, Ga.

Southern Harmony is comprised of junior Joanna Burrell of Dawsonville, Ga., senior Britney Cheney of Brooks, Ga., sophomore T’Arica Crawford of Buford, Ga., senior Emily Espy of Cumming, Ga., sophomore Carrie Moll of Suwanee, Ga., sophomore Lindsey Koch of Douglasville, Ga., freshman Jenni Peterson of Roswell, Ga., sophomore Sarah Stogsdill of Shalimar, Fla., sophomore Courtney Farmer of Hiawassee, Ga., senior Ashley Johnson of Canton, Ga., junior Hana Kudela of Moultrie, Ga., junior Judith Lyle of Clarkesville, Ga., junior Ali McCollough of Augusta, Ga., freshman Stephanie Mills of Bainbridge, Ga., junior Sally Petty of Clayton, Ga., junior Chelsey Sizemore of Flintstone, Ga., and sophomore Devyn White of Woodstock, Ga.

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

About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is 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. The College currently has more than 1,100 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 226-bed residence hall that is expected to earn LEED certification, a 248-bed, apartment-style residential village and a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics, and in 2012, was invited to become the 14th member of the Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2013-2014 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit yhc.edu.

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