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Young Harris College Choirs Present Spring Concert

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The Young Harris College Concert Choir and Chamber Choir will come together for a Spring Concert on Saturday, March 18, at 7 p.m. at Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church. Admission is $5 for adults and free for students and children 12 and under.

Under the direction of Professor of Music, Director of Choral and Vocal Activities, and Musical Theatre Program Co-Coordinator Jeff Bauman, the choirs will perform classics from artists like Praetorius, Giovanni Gabrieli, Philip J. Stopford, Franz Biebl, and Moses Hogan.

“The antiphonal pieces will have one choir on stage and one in the balcony behind the audience,” said Bauman. “It is a really neat effect that has been popular since the late renaissance, and will be a wonderful experience for our audience.”

The Chamber Choir will also be performing a modern choral work entitled “Stars” by Erik Esenvelds, which will utilize tuned glasses and handbells, producing a unique and effective musical accompaniment to the voices.

The performance will feature senior theatre major Carli LeJune, of Blairsville, Ga., junior music education major Kenneth Boykin, of Columbus, Ga., and junior music majors Ashley Brannon, of Suwanne, Ga., Jessica Holzworth, of Jasper, Ga., and Hannah Carter, of Calhoun, Ga., as student conductors. Each of these students are part of YHC’s advanced choral conducting class and will conduct a piece throughout the evening.

Soloists featured will include junior psychology major Hannah Rosselle of Lilburn, Ga., for “All that hath life and breath,” by Rene Clausen and senior music education major Emily Roberts, of Euharlee, Ga., for “Deep River,” by Norman Luboff. Staff Accompanist Anita Guss will provide accompaniment on the piano during the performance.

For more information, Contact 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