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YHC's Division of Fine Arts to Present “Christmas at Young Harris”

Monday, November 25, 2013

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

Young Harris College’s Division of Fine Arts to Present “Christmas at Young Harris”

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Division of Fine Arts will present “Christmas at Young Harris” featuring YHC’s Concert Choir, Chamber Choir and Concert Band as well as the Sequoyah Singers from Canton, Ga., on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of the Clegg Fine Arts Building on the YHC campus. Admission is $5 for adults and free for students and children 12 and under. Tickets will be available at the door. 

Many of YHC’s talented music ensembles will join forces to present a delightful evening of seasonal selections including “Sing We Now of Christmas,” “Jingle Bells” and the annual crowd favorite “O Holy Night.” The Sequoyah Singers, an advanced choral ensemble comprised of more than 130 students from Sequoyah High School directed by Joshua Markham, will also take the stage. Celebrate the season at this beloved concert, which culminates with an uplifting rendition of “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s “The Messiah.” 

The 81-voice YHC Concert Choir is directed by Assistant Professor of Music and Music Education Coordinator John Wayman, Ph.D., while Professor of Music, Director of Choral and Vocal Activities and Musical Theatre Program Co-Coordinator Jeff Bauman directs the 28-member YHC Chamber Choir. YHC Senior Instructor of Music and Director of Bands Mary Land serves as the director for the 47-member YHC Concert Band.

Several YHC students will be featured during the concert. Junior music education majors Patrick Young, of Dawsonville, Ga., and Sally Petty, of Clayton, Ga., were selected by their peers to conduct the Chamber Choir during Daniel Pinkham’s “Christmas Eve” and Norman Luboff’s “Still, Still, Still.”  Senior business and public policy major Britney Cheney, of Brooks, Ga., and senior music major Brian Walker, of Powder Springs, Ga., will be featured as soloists during William Dawson’s “Behold the Star.”

Many of YHC's music ensembles will perform special musical selections in the Glenn Auditorium lobby prior to the concert and during intermission, and hot spiced cider will be served.

For more information, call the YHC 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 1,000 students across five divisions—Education, 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 248-bed, apartment-style residential village. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2012-2013 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit yhc.edu. 

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