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YHC’s Concert Choir and Chamber Choir to Present “Christmas at Young Harris”

Friday, November 18, 2011

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

Young Harris College’s Concert Choir and Chamber Choir to Present “Christmas at Young Harris”

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Division of Fine Arts will present “Christmas at Young Harris” featuring Young Harris College’s Concert Choir and Chamber Choir on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of the Clegg Fine Arts Building on the Young Harris College campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of Jeff Bauman, YHC professor of music and director of choral and vocal activities, this holiday tradition features both the Concert Choir and the Chamber Choir singing selections from their repertoire as well as Christmas favorites.

The 78-voice YHC Concert Choir will perform the familiar Christmas tunes “The First Noel,” “Joy to the World” and John Rutter’s “What Sweeter Music.” The 17-voice YHC Chamber Choir will perform the Swedish Christmas carol “Gaudete,” the traditional English Christmas carol “The Holly and the Ivy” and a Danish Christmas round. In a powerful finale, both choral ensembles will unite to sing a hauntingly beautiful rendition of “O Holy Night.”

Students performing in the concert include Amber Adams of Blairsville, Ga., Chase Alford of Carrollton, Ga., Thomas Ballew of Ball Ground, Ga., Sara Beaster of Murphy, N.C., Rachel Bettis of Dawsonville, Ga., Amber Bowen of Toccoa, Ga., Josiah Bridges of Jefferson, Ga., Michael Brown of Savannah, Ga., Mathilde Brun of Gavleborg, Sweden, Kelly Bryson of Waterloo, S.C., Joanna Burrell of Dawsonville, Ga., Hillary Butler of Fairburn, Ga., Lauren Chamblin of Cumming, Ga., Britney Cheney of Atlanta, Ga., T’Arica Crawford of Bufurd, Ga., Caitlin Davis of Baxley, Ga., Megan Davis of Blairsville, Ga., Lisa Dear of Blairsville, Ga., Claudia Del Cid of Dalton, Ga., Caroline Dern of Ellijay, Ga., Lateefah Dooling of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Sean Dorough of Marietta, Ga., JeRee Dukes of Agnes, Ga., Emily Espy of Cumming, Ga., Megan Fisette of Woodbine, Ga., Jordan Fleming of Marietta, Ga.,  Hope Fletcher of Tiger, Ga., Alexander Fountain of Alpharetta, Ga., Austin Freeman of Hartwell, Ga., Grady Garner of Blairsville, Ga., Adam Gibson of Young Harris, Ga., Kilani Harrison of Rex, Ga., Rachel Hasluem of Senoia, Ga., Hillary Hawk of Powder Springs, Ga., Marvin Hemphill of Buford, Ga., Brittany Hester of Helen, Ga., Hayley Hoopingarner of Woodstock, Ga., Emily Hornsby of Nashville, Tenn., Ashley Johnson of Canton, Ga.,  Hannah Jones of Dawsonville, Ga., Matt Jones of Hiram, Ga., Dakota Kellerman of Cartersville, Ga., Jamie Kelley of Blairsville, Ga., Jeremiah Kersting of Sugar Hill, Ga., Cody Killian of Murphy, N.C., Hana Kudela of Moultrie, Ga., Melissa LeViner of Woodstock, Ga., Monica Lewis of Dacula, Ga., Tim Linley of Cartersville, Ga., Sarah Lovvorn of Villa Rica, Ga., Judith Lyle of Clarkesville, Ga., Jordan Marshall of Hiawassee, Ga., Amanda Massey of Snellville, Ga., Ali McCollough, of Augusta, Ga., Rebekah McDevitt of Meansville, Ga., Evan McLean of Woodstock, Ga., Bekah Medford of Powder Springs, Ga., Julius Michelsen of Murphy, N.C., Eric Miller of Clayton, Ga., Melissa Murphy of Blairsville, Ga., Tyler Ogburn of Blairsville, Ga., Natalie Perry of Clarkston, Ga., Amber Petrey of Dalton, Ga., Heather Poole of Young Harris, Ga., Maia Price of Griffin, Ga., Genevieve Rodriguez of Calhoun, Ga., Sarin Rossi of Fayetteville, Ga., Jessie Ryals of Blairsville, Ga., Arin Satterfield of Marietta, Ga., Dontavious Scott of Midland, Ga., Sarah Lynne Schuster of Marietta, Ga., Benjamin Sims of Hiram, Ga., Tara Shiver of Covington, Ga., Chelsey Sizemore of Flintstone, Ga., Will Skelton of Hayesville, N.C., Cristen Stevenson of Hayesville, N.C., Jeff Stewart of Young Harris, Ga., Shanteria Stokes of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Hilary Taber of Alpharetta, Ga., Jack Tripp of Fayetteville, Ga., Natalie Tripp of Fayetteville, Ga., Sierra Vennes of Augusta, Ga., Brian Walker of Powder Springs, Ga., Erica Ware of Dacula, Ga., Jake Wentzek of Blairsville, Ga., Rebecca Wiggins of Robbinsville, N.C., Sam Wolaver of Mansfield, Ga., Dustin Woodall of Young Harris, Ga., and Julia Youngblood of Blairsville, 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