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OurSong3 to Be Catawba's Final Choral Offering of '15-'16

April 25, 2016

Category: Academics, Events, Music, Students


oursong3.jpgOurSong3, Catawba College's final choral concert of the 2015-2016 academic year will focus on student composers, conductors, singers and instrumentalists. This concert that is free and open to the public will be held in the acoustic splendor of Omwake-Dearborn Chapel at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 1.

Unique in many ways, and ever-changing, OurSong3 has become a yearly choral tradition on campus.  Selections for the program are chosen exclusively by the members of the various ensembles themselves, bringing a wonderful mix of styles and traditions to the program.

This year, four original compositions by student composers will be premiered.  These will be sung by the College's newest performing choir, the PopAC.  Additionally, two works have been chosen and rehearsed by student conductors Hunter Safrit and Robert Thornton.

The fast-paced 75-minute concert will feature the 70 voices of the Catawba Singers, the intimate sounds of the smaller Chamber Ensemble, and the fun of the PopAC.

Works on the program include:  "Take Me to the Water," "Battle of Jericho," "Flanders Fields," "John the Revelator," "Calling My Children Home," "Stitches," and "I Choose You."

The program will be accompanied by Mr. Jacob Hahn and Mrs. Susan Trivet on piano.  Various student instrumentalists playing a wide variety of instruments will also be featured. The choirs are directed by Dr. Phillip E. Burgess, Catawba's Director of Choral and Vocal Studies.