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Winter Choral Concert: How Can I Keep from Singing?

February 24 (4:00pm)

Omwake-Dearborn Chapel

Category: Music Performances & Events


The Catawba College Choirs, under the direction of Dr. Phillip E. Burgess, will present their first spring concert on Sunday, February 24th at 4 p.m. in the Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus.   The hour-long program, “How Can I Keep From Singing?” will feature the Catawba Singers, Chamber Choir, and PopAC in selections that speak to the joy of singing.  

Selections for this concert presented by the Catawba Singers include “We Are the Voices” by Jim Papoulis, and “Music of Creation” by Shelton Love.  The Catawba Brass will accompany the choir in presenting Ralph Vaughan Williams’ setting of “Let All the World in Every Corner Sing” and Allen Pote’s “A Jubilant Song.”  Dr. Barry Sang on French horn will join the ensemble in the choir’s opening number, “Let the Music Fill You Soul.”  

The title selection, “How Can I Keep from Singing?” will feature the gospel piano stylings of Savannah Nunn, a sophomore piano major at Catawba.  

Catawba’s Chamber Choir will perform two selections including the hauntingly beautiful “Stars I Shall Find,” composed by Victor Johnson on a text by Sarah Teasdale. 

The PopAC will present ABBA’s “Thank you for the Music” and the Cohen “Hallelujah.” 

In addition to the Brass Ensemble, accompanying the choir will be Mr. Jacob Hahn and Ms. Susan Trivette.  Dr. Burgess will accompany the choir on two selections featuring the Chapel’s newly installed organ in Catawba’s Chapel.  

This concert is free and open to the public.  


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