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JSU A Cappella Choir & Calhoun County Civic Chorale Join Forces

JACKSONVILLE -- April 2, 2002 -- The JSU A Cappella Choir and Calhoun County Civic Chorale will join forces on Tuesday, April 9th at 7:00 p.m. to present a concert featuring the Requiem by Maurice Durufle and the Serenade To Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Both of these ensembles are under the direction of JSU Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Patricia Corbin and are accompanied by Dr. Gail Steward, who is completing her first year as the new JSU Professor of Piano. The concert will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Anniston.

This concert is a major JSU music department event because of the number of students, faculty, and community members involved. A Cappella Choir is the primary Music Department mixed chorus and is comprised of JSU students. The Calhoun County Civic Chorale is comprised primarily of community members as well as some JSU students. The two choirs will be accompanied by an orchestra comprised of JSU student instrumentalists and 3 members of the Music Department faculty, Dr. W. Legare McIntosh, new Music Department chair and organist; Dr. Jerryl Davis, double reeds professor; and Mr. Mark Brandon, clarinet professor. Fourteen members of the Alabama Symphony in Birmingham will also be joining the orchestral ensemble.

Vaughan Williams' Serenade To Music will feature 11 vocal soloists--JSU students Kristina Simms, Kaylor Willingham, Leslie Cunningham, Regina Davis, Carrie Morgan; JSU faculty Dr. Richard Armstrong, Dr. Samuel Brown, Mrs. Teresa Stricklin; and JSU Math Professor, Dr. David Demspey; community members Ms. Caryl Stahl and Reverend David Rice.

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


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