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YHC’s Concert Choir to Present Mozart’s “Requiem”

Friday, March 16, 2012

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

Young Harris College’s Concert Choir to Present Mozart’s “Requiem”

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Division of Fine Arts will present Mozart’s “Requiem” featuring Young Harris College’s Concert Choir on Saturday, March 31, at 7 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, the 79-voice YHC Concert Choir will present five movements from Mozart’s final choral masterwork. Completed after Mozart’s death by a student, “Requiem” continues to be an enduring choral work for the ages.

A chamber orchestra comprised of YHC music faculty and students will assist the YHC Concert Choir in bringing Mozart’s masterpiece to life. Student instrumentalists include Adham Hamilton, bassoon, of Powder Springs, Ga., Rebecca Wiggins, organ, of Robbinsville, N.C., Cedric Epps, timpani, of Talbotton, Ga., and Caitlin Davis, trumpet, of Baxley, Ga. Faculty musicians include adjunct instructors of music Mike Campbell, D.M.A., clarinet, Alan Denmon, clarinet, and Scott Barnstead, trombone.

In addition to Hamilton, the YHC Concert Choir is comprised of Amber Adams of Blairsville, Ga., Chase Alford of Carrollton, Ga., Sarah Blasingame of Thomson, 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., Alexandra Chance of Bethlehem, Ga., Britney Cheney of Atlanta, Ga., Kelsey Conkle of Dallas, Ga., Samuel Cook of Young Harris, Ga., T’Arica Crawford of Bufurd, Ga., Megan Davis of Blairsville, Ga., Lisa Dear of Blairsville, Ga., Claudia Del Cid of Dalton, Ga., Caroline Dern of Ellijay, Ga., Sean Dorough of Marietta, Ga., JeRee Dukes of Agnes, Ga., Megan Fisette of Woodbine, Ga., Hope Fletcher of Tiger, Ga., Alexander Fountain of Alpharetta, Ga., Austin Freeman of Hartwell, Ga., Adam Gibson of Tiger, Ga., Rachel Hasluem of Senoia, Ga., Hillary Hawk of Powder Springs, Ga., Marvin Hemphill of Buford, Ga., Hayley Hoopingarner of Woodstock, Ga., Emily Hornsby of Nashville, Tenn., Ashley Johnson of Canton, Ga.,  Hannah Jones of Dawsonville, Ga., Dakota Kellerman of Cartersville, Ga., Jamie Kelley of Blairsville, Ga., Daniela Kent of Suwanee, Ga., Jeremiah Kersting of Sugar Hill, Ga., Cody Killian of Murphy, N.C., Hana Kudela of Moultrie, Ga., Monica Lewis of Dacula, Ga., Tim Linley of Cartersville, Ga., Judith Lyle of Clarkesville, Ga., Amanda Massey of Snellville, Ga., Ali McCollough, of Augusta, Ga., Rebekah McDevitt of Meansville, Ga., Bekah Medford of Powder Springs, Ga., Meredith Muntean of Suwanee, Ga., Melissa Murphy of Blairsville, Ga., Natalie Perry of Clarkston, Ga., Tracie Petrey of Dalton, Ga., Sally Petty of Cumming, Ga., Heather Poole of Young Harris, Ga., Maia Price of Griffin, Ga., Genevieve Rodriguez of Calhoun, Ga., Jessie Ryals of Blairsville, Ga., Sarah Schuster of Marietta, Ga., Dontavious Scott of Midland, Ga., Aaron Shepherd of Cumming, Ga., Tara Shiver of Covington, Ga., Benjamin Sims of Hiram, 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., Shannon Weaver of Alpharetta, Ga., Jake Wentzek of Blairsville, Ga., Patrick Young of Dawsonville, Ga., and JuliaYoungblood of Blairsville, 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. 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. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. For more information, visit