April 18, 2013

Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

VSU Presents Final Choral Concert of the Season April 22 at Park Avenue UMC

VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University’s Women’s Choir, Men’s Choir, Spotlighters, and Chamber Singers will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22, at Park Avenue United Methodist Church. Admission is free, and the concert is open to the public.

Dr. Paul A. Neal, an associate professor in the university’s Department of Music and director of choral activities, shared, “The acoustics at Park Avenue United Methodist Church are perfect for a choir concert. We enjoy singing in the different churches in town for a different performing experience and to take our song to other parts of the community.”

Monday’s concert will begin with the newly formed Women’s Choir and Men’s Choir. Each will perform three works by such artists as Jay Althouse, Moses Hogan, Mark Hayes, Michael Praetorius, Kevin A. Memley, and Alice Parker and Robert Shaw.

“Both of these choirs are new to VSU,” Neal noted, “and we are excited that they will be performing on our program.”

The Spotlighters will follow, performing a selection of popular songs, including “Man in the Mirror” and “Somebody That I Used To Know.”

The Chamber Singers, the premier auditioned choral group at VSU, will close out the evening with high level choral music by Randall Thompson, Morten Lauridsen, Roy Ringwald, and Shawn L. Kirchner.

“This is the final concert of the semester,” Neal said. “The students have worked hard on their performances. Repertoire is a variety of music to celebrate our year together. From spirituals to folksongs, it will be a fun evening.”

Contact Dr. Paul A. Neal at (229) 333-5812 or paneal@valdosta.edu to learn more.

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Women’s Choir

• Conductor — Dr. Lynn Corbin, music education coordinator

• Rehearsal Accompanists — Sara Seligosky and Avery Schultz

• Graduate Assistant — Caroline Hatchett

• Soprano — Jasmin Allen, Catherine Carmichael, Sarah Carter-Sweatte, Dominique D’Heureux, Aleczandrea de Jesús, Lindsey Hagen, Lacie Hall, Hannah Hedges, Aekyong Jung, Irina Kadantseva, Rakeeta Laird, Shelby Miller, Amelia Paul, Sydney Pearlstein, Anna Maria Schaer, Avery Schultz, Cassy Stowe

• Alto — Lauris English, Gwen Manning, Brittany Loftin, Jackie Saccente, Sara Seligosky, Rebekah Strickland, Maria Taylor, Chantell Tucker, Giandra D. Watts


Men’s Choir

• Conductor — Dr. Paul A. Neal, director of choral activities

• Rehearsal Accompanist — Tyler Walker

• Graduate Assistant — Caroline Hatchett

• Tenor — Pedro Arce, Blake Bradley, Akil Johnson, Rohan Jones, Joseph Morris, Dillan Parker, David Poole, John Pope, JaMarrius Thomas, Tyler Walker

• Bass — David Boyd, Vicorie Brown, David Fennell, Michael Foster, Ranon Herman, De’Arius Howell, Jerry Jennett, Bobby Marion, Brian McMillan, James Whelan, Brett Williams, Yuki Yoshida



• Soprano — Rachel Campbell, Bria Harrison, Erin Walsh

• Alto — Gabrielle Ford, Ashley Hamilton, Kiara Walker

• Tenor — Antoine Bray, Nathan Calvert

• Bass — Chad Capers, Lee Hillmon, Sam Schuler, Issa Young


Chamber Singers

• Conductor — Dr. Paul A. Neal, director of choral activities

• Rehearsal Accompanist — Maila Springfield

• Graduate Assistant — Caroline Hatchett

• Soprano — Rachel Campbell, Bria Harrison, Mariah Hollis, Corinne Noyd, Terri Parker, Allie Peterson, Carmen Turner, Erin Walsh

• Alto — Katie Aufenthie, Anna Burke, Scarlett Eirish, Gabrielle Ford, Aylesha Gurley, Ashley Hamilton, Esther Maloof, Leah Powers, Kiara Walker, Whitney Wiggins

• Tenor — Pedro Arce, Nick Baggarley, Antoine Bray, Nathan Calvert, Kamron Glover, Corey McNabb, Nick Thompson

• Bass — Bryan Booth-Henderson, Jonathan Brown, Chad Capers, Nicholas Collins, Lee Hillmon, Stuart Price, Sam Schuler, Sean Wassmuth, Ben Watson, Issa Young