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YHC to Present “Love Songs: Old and New” A Cappella Concert

Monday, March 5, 2012

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

Young Harris College to Present “Love Songs: Old and New” A Cappella Concert

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Division of Fine Arts will present “Love Songs: Old and New” featuring two special performances by YHC’s Chamber Choir, Friday-Saturday, March 16-17, at 7 p.m. in Susan B. Harris Chapel on the Young Harris College campus. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for students. 

Expect a full house at this popular spring concert sensation held in the intimacy of the College’s chapel, a beautiful, acoustical space that lends itself to a cappella singing. Southern Harmony, a 10-voice female a cappella group, and the Compulsive Lyres, a six-voice male ensemble, will join forces as the Chamber Choir to present a memorable season finale. All ensembles are directed by Jeff Bauman, professor of music and director of choral and vocal activities at Young Harris College.

The YHC Chamber Choir will perform traditional choral literature including selections from Claude Debussy’s “Trois Chansons de Charles d'Orléans” and American composer Eric Whitacre’s choral arrangement of “This Marriage” by 13th-century Persian poet Jalal al-Din Rumi.

The program will also include arrangements of popular music such as Paul Simon’s “A Hazy Shade of Winter,” Adam Crossley’s “Beautiful World (We’re All Here),” “Where Is Love?” from Oliver! and The Beatles classic “Hey Jude.”

Many Young Harris College students will be featured as soloists during the concert. Junior music major JeRee Dukes of Agnes, Ga., will be featured during Hall Johnson’s arrangement of “Ain’t Got Time to Die.” Senior musical theatre major Tyler Ogburn of Blairsville, Ga., will be featured during Coldplay’s “Fix You.” Senior music major Rolando Fernandez-Carrion of Canton, Ga., will be featured during Antonio Estévez’s “Mata Del Anima Sola (Tree of the Lonely Soul).” Junior musical theatre major Evan McLean of Woodstock, Ga., will be featured during Billy Joel’s hit “For the Longest Time.”

In addition to Dukes, Southern Harmony is comprised of sophomore Mathilde Brun of Gavleborg, Sweden, sophomore Caitlin Davis of Baxley, Ga., sophomore Megan Davis of Blairsville, Ga., sophomore 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., senior Genevieve Rodriguez of Calhoun, Ga., and senior Rebecca Wiggins of Robbinsville, N.C.

In addition to Fernandez-Carrion, McLean and Ogburn, Compulsive Lyres is comprised of senior Eric Miller of Clayton, Ga., sophomore Will Skelton of Hayesville, N.C., and sophomore 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
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