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Young Harris College Welcomes The Georgia Spiritual Ensemble in Concert

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The Division of Fine Arts at Young Harris College is pleased to welcome the Georgia Spiritual Ensemble to the Susan B. Harris Chapel on the YHC campus on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m. Part of the annual “Fay Harmon Clegg Hoag, ’33, Concert Series,” the concert is free and open to the public.

Composed of five nationally known singers, the Georgia Spiritual Ensemble will present a concert of Negro Spiritual, a tradition of singing plaintive melodies in concert that began with the Fisk Jubilee Singers in 1872. Negro Spirituals express the sufferings, feelings, and prayers of African Americans during the time of slavery. 

The group will perform traditional and arranged choral pieces as well as solo spirituals that became popular throughout the 20th century. Each of the singers in the ensemble sings with a feeling, depth, and emotion that is sure to spiritually move and excite the audience.

The “Fay Harmon Clegg Hoag, ’33, Concert Series” is an endowed fund established in 1975 by YHC alumni to honor the late Fay Harmon Clegg Hoag, ’33, wife of a College president and an alumna who was a central member of the community for more than 80 years.

For more information about this event, contact the 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 1,100 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., has completed major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth. Recent LEED-certified campus improvements include the 121,000-square-foot Rollins Campus Center, new residence facilities, and a 57,000-square-foot recreation and fitness center. The College is an active member of NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2017-2018 list of Colleges of Distinction and is listed as a “Best National Liberal Arts College” by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit