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YHC Concert Choir to Host “An Evening at the U.S.O.”

Thursday, October 20, 2011

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

Young Harris College Concert Choir to Host “An Evening at the U.S.O.”

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Division of Fine Arts will present two special performances of “An Evening at the U.S.O.” featuring the Young Harris College Concert Choir on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29-30. The concerts will begin at 7 p.m. in the MAC at First United Methodist Church of Union County. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.

This unforgettable tribute to the big band era will delight audiences of all ages with costumes, Cokes, popcorn and great music. Get up and dance at this wildly popular event featuring the YHC Concert Choir along with the Brasstown Big Band, a collection of local professional musicians. The 40s- and 50s-themed show will include patriotic songs, a dance set by the band and wonderful French cabaret-style solos.

The 78-voice Young Harris College Concert Choir is directed by Jeff Bauman, YHC professor of music and director of choral and vocal activities. Bauman also serves as music director for First United Methodist Church of Union County. Accompaniment will be provided by YHC Staff Accompanist Anita Guss on piano.

The program will feature familiar favorites including “The Star-Spangled Banner,” “Mr. Sandman,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Blue Moon” and “(I’ve Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo.” In addition, many Young Harris College students will be featured as soloists during the concert. 

Lauren Chamblin, a theatre major from Cumming, Ga., Ali McCollough, a religious studies major from Augusta, Ga., and Jordan Fleming, a musical theatre major from Marietta, Ga., will be featured during the popular Yiddish song “Bei Mir Bist du Schön.” Sarin Rossi, a musical theatre major from Fayetteville, Ga. will be featured during “At Last,” while Britney Cheney, a musical theatre major from Brooks, Ga., will be featured during “Do Nothin’ Til You Hear From Me.” Will Skelton, a musical theatre major from Hayesville, N.C., will be featured during “Witchcraft,” and Annie Lovvorn, a musical theatre major from Villa Rica, Ga., will be featured during “Nature Boy.”   

In addition to these soloists, the YHC Concert Choir is comprised of Amber Adams of Morganton, 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., 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 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., 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., Judith Lyle of Clarkesville, Ga., Amanda Massey of Snellville, Ga., Rebekah McDevitt of Meansville, Ga., Julius Michelsen of Murphy, N.C., Melissa Murphy of Blairsville, Ga., Natalie Perry of Clarkston, Ga., Amber Petrey of Dalton, Ga., Heather Poole of Young Harris, Ga., Maia Price of Griffin, 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., Cristen Stevenson of Hayesville, N.C., 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