Calhoun County Civic Chorale Presents 'Make a Joyful Noise: A Celebration of Psalms'


On Sunday, April 15, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Anniston, the Calhoun County Civic Chorale will present its spring concert entitled “Make a Joyful Noise: A Celebration of Psalms.” The concert program consists of psalm settings from throughout musical history, from the Renaissance through the 21st Century, and from a wide variety of styles from classical through gospel. Music by Giovanni Palestrina, Franz Josef Haydn, Felix Mendelssohn, John Rutter and Renee Clausen will be included on the progam. JSU music faculty member and soprano, Teresa Cheatham Stricklin, and the FUMC Bell Choir under the direction of Kathy Murphy will be featured performers.

Anne Johnson Cody, retired JSU Emerita faculty will present a pre-concert lecture entitled “The Psalms - Timeless and Timely” that will give an historical overview of psalms with particular emphasis on psalm settings in the program. This lecture will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel adjacent to the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church

The Calhoun County Civic Chorale is under the direction of JSU Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Patricia Corbin and is accompanied by Meg Griffin. The Chorale is one of five choral ensembles sponsored by the David L. Walters Department of Music at Jacksonville State University and consists of members of the community as well as JSU students and faculty.

First United Methodist Church is located at 1400 Noble Street. This concert is free and open to the public. For further information, please contact JSU Choral Activities, (256) 782-5544.