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Catawba College Tuesday 515 Series presents Moravian Music on October 12

October 04, 2004

Category: Alumni, Events, Music


The public is invited to attend the second in the Catawba College Tuesday Music 515 performances for this fall, at 5:15 p.m. October 12, 2004, in the Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus.     The program will feature Moravian vocal and choral music with Patsy Parnell and Kathryn Terry, sopranos;   Rosemary Kinard, alto;   Karl Kinard and Norman Sloop, tenors; and Ralph Hair, bass.   Robert Durocher, Jr., will accompany the group on organ.


Ralph Hair, baritone (Catawba Class of 1959), was born in Spartanburg, S.C., and raised in Spencer, N.C.   He is a retired computer software sales executive.   He has been an active soloist in the area, with the Concert Choir, the St. John’s Men’s Chorus and Chancel Choir, and the Catawba Chorale and Camerata.   He is also a member of the Catawba Wind Ensemble.
Karl Kinard, tenor, is Music Director Emeritus at St. John’s Lutheran Church, having retired as Director of Music in 1997.   He was founding the founding director of the Concert Choir of Salisbury, and is presently serving as adjunct instructor in music at Catawba College.   He is a native of South Carolina, and has served churches and colleges in Georgia, South Carolina, Ohio, and North Carolina.


Rosemary Kinard is Director of Choral Music at Catawba College, where she   also teaches private voice and is an advisor for the Sacred Music program.   She is a native of Alabama, and has served churches and colleges in Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.   She is presently serving as Associate Parish Musician at St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Patsy Parnell , mezzo-soprano, is a native and lifelong resident of Rowan County.   She is a member of the Catawba College Chorale and Camerata, and has studied voice with Rosemary Kinard for thirteen years.   She has been an active soloist for area churches and civic groups and has appeared in numerous Piedmont Players musical productions including “The Sound of Music”, “Oklahoma”, “Guys and Dolls”, and “A-My Name is Alice”.


Norman Sloop, tenor (Catawba Class of 1950), is a native of Salisbury.   He is an Air Force veteran of the Korean War, and a retired M.D. who practiced general medicine in Salisbury from 1961- 1994.   He studied voice under Harry Taylor at Catawba and Dr. Paul Peterson of Salem College.   He is a member of the Catawba College Chorale and Camerata, the St. John’s Men’s Chorus, and has been a member of the Salisbury Rowan Choral Society and the Concert Choir.   He has been an active tenor soloist for many years.


Kathryn Terry, soprano, is a Salisbury native who attended Salem and Catawba Colleges.   She has been involved in the field of worship and music of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and was co-editor of Soli Deo Gloria, a journal of worship, music and the arts, with her late husband, the Rev. Dr. R. Harold Terry.   She has been Director of Music at St. John’s Lutheran Church, and Organist/Choirmaster at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.
Robert J. Durocher, Jr., organist, is the Director of Music Ministries at St. John's Lutheran Church, Salisbury, where he is principal organist for all services, and administers a sacred music program including eleven choirs and ensembles.   He also serves as the accompanist for the Catawba Chorale.

Other performances scheduled this year will include a program by the Catawba Chorale with the Catawba Handbell Ensemble on November 9th; an organ recital by Adam Ward on February 12, 2005; a performance by the Classic Arts Duo: Greg Hall, violin and Joe Gminder, classical guitar on March 15, 2005; and a program of music for brass quintet by the Catawba Brass on April 12, 2005.

The Tuesday Music 515 Series is sponsored by the Catawba Music Department, with Rosemary Kinard serving as program coordinator.   It is a Concert Series spotlighting area musicians in brief programs on the second Tuesday of the month, beginning at 5:15 p.m. and lasting for approximately 30 minutes.  
All performances are free and open to the public.