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Young Harris College Choirs to Present “Americana” Concert

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The Young Harris College Concert Choir and Chamber Choir will perform a concert on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. at Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church. This concert is free and open to the public.

Directed by Professor of Music and Director of Choirs Jeff Bauman, the YHC Concert and Chamber Choirs will present “Americana”, a themed concert featuring traditional American tunes including “Sourwood Mountain,” “Simple Gifts” and several selections by American composer Stephen Foster. 

Soloists for the concert include sophomore musical theatre majors Kevin Rains, of Ellerslie, Ga., and Keeley Adkisson, of McDonough, Ga., and junior musical theatre major, Kevin Garland, Adairsville, Ga. Special guest director Shelley Sanderson, D.M.A., assistant professor of music and coordinator of the music education program, will conduct the women of the choirs during “Wayfarin’ Stranger.” Accompaniment throughout the concert will be provided by Staff Accompanist Anita Guss on piano.

For more information, call YHC’s 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 2016-2017 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