Upcoming JSU Choral Concert Activities on April 9 & 12


On Thursday, April 9th at 7:30 p.m. the JSU Chamber Singers and A Cappella Choir will be presenting a joint concert at First Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville.

The concert is entitled “Ancient Words-Modern Music” and features musical settings of text from antiquity that has been set by more contemporary composers. The featured work on the concert is “Which Was the Son…” by Estonian composer, Arvo Pärt which is a musical setting of the book of, Luke 3:23-38 which lists the genealogy of Jesus, as well as music from the Hebrew tradition by Salomone Rossi and Louis Lewandowski, and selections by Mendelssohn, Stroope and Hrušovský.

Both Chamber Singers and A Cappella Choir are under the direction of Dr. Patricia Corbin, JSU Director of Choral Activities. Jean Corlett, Minister of Music at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Golden Springs, is the accompanist for A Cappella Choir.

This concert is free and open to the public. First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville is located at 200 Clinton Street SW in Jacksonville, just off the square, and seating in this Civil War era church is limited.

Won Cho

On Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 3:00 p.m., the Calhoun County Civic Chorale will present its spring concert at First United Methodist Church in Anniston. The concert is entitled “In Remembrance” and the featured work will be the Requiem by Gabriel Fauré, along with other smaller works.

The concert is inspired by and dedicated to the late Jimmy Roberts, longtime organist at First United Methodist church and supporter of the Chorale. “Jimmy rarely missed a Civic Chorale concert and from time to time even sang with us,” say Dr. Patricia Corbin, Chorale director and JSU Director of Choral Activities. “Many of his choir members are in the Chorale and his unexpected death this past winter is something most of us are struggling to accept. I selected music for this concert that I think channels his spirit and that he would have enjoyed.”

The guest baritone soloist for the Fauré Requiem will be Dr. Won Cho, voice professor at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Chorale members Mary Williams, Mary Lee Stahl, James Roberts, and David Dempsey will also be featured soloists on the program. The Chorale is accompanied by Vicki Brock, organist at Parker Memorial Baptist Church. First United Methodist Church is located at 1400 Noble Street in Anniston. This concert is free and open to the public.

For further information, please contact JSU Choral Activities (256) 782-5544.

 Photo: Dr. Won Cho