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Catawba Offers First Choral Concert of the New Academic Year, “Out of This World”

September 18, 2015

Category: Academics, Events, Music, Students


singers.jpgThe choirs of Catawba College will present their first concert of the 2015-2016 academic year at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4th in Owmake-Dearborn Chapel on campus. The program, “Out of This World,” will feature music with themes related to realms beyond our own.

A wide variety of musical styles and texts featuring the heavens, the moon, and stars will be offered by the Catawba Singers, the Catawba Chamber Choir and Catawba PopAC.  The concert will also feature a wide variety of musical accompaniments including a percussion ensemble, guitar and bass, piano, celeste, and even wine glasses! 

Catawba’s newest ensemble, PopAC, will premier two new arrangements written by fellow students Conway Hahne and Caleb Garner. Student conductors Robert Thornton and Hunter Safrit will also be featured on the program leading the ensembles in several selections.  Many soloists drawn from the ensembles will also be featured in works for choir and solo voice. 

The Catawba Choirs are under the direction of Dr. Phillip E. Burgess, Assistant Professor of Music, and are accompanied by Jacob Hahn and Susan Trivette.