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Concert at Davidson College, Davidson North Carolina

Location: North Carolina, USA
Choir type: College and University Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
Greetings Colleagues and friends:
 
The Davidson College Choral Arts Society will present a concert entitled Atlantic Crossings on Monday, November 19 at 7:30pm in the Duke Family Performance Hall on the Davidson College campus. Conducted by the newly appointed Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Christopher Gilliam, the concert will feature four very different contemporary works that juxtapose the music and poetry of artists who have lived on opposites sides of the Atlantic. Joining the Davidson College Choral Arts Society will be the Davidson Pro Arte Orchestra and guest and faculty soloists. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 senior citizens, and $5 youth under 18 years of age. If you are in the area, please join us for an evening of exciting and beautiful choral singing.
 
The Program:
 
The Rio Grande
Constant Lambert (1905-1951)
text by Sacheverell Sitwell (1897-1988)
Diane Thornton, contralto
Michael Rowland, piano
 
Fern Hill
John Corigliano (b. 1938)
text by Dylan Thomas (1914-1953)
Diane Thornton, contralto
 
Serenade to Music
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
text by William Shakespeare (1564-1616) 
(Act V, Merchant of Venice)
Jacquelyn Culpepper, soprano
Diane Thornton, contralto
David Moffitt, tenor
Dan Boye, bass
 
Laurie's Song (from The Tender Land)
Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
text by Horace Everett (Erik Johns)
Jacquelyn Culpepper, soprano
 
The Promise of Living (from The Tender Land)
Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
text by Horace Everett (Erik Johns)
Jacquelyn Culpepper, soprano
Diane Thornton, contralto
David Moffitt, tenor
Dan Boye, bass
 
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Davidson College is a nationally recognized, highly selective independent liberal arts college located just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, in the town of Davidson. Founded in 1837 by Presbyterians, today it enrolls approximately 2,000 men and women. With an active Honor Code, a student-faculty ratio of 11:1, and athletic teams competing at the level of NCAA Division I, this historic 450-acre campus is an ideal choice for students who seek a vigorous undergraduate education in a residential environment.
 
The Music Department at Davidson College offers a wide variety of opportunities for performance and study for all students including an orchestra, three choirs, jazz band, and various chamber music groups. The recently renovated Sloan Music Center is home to superb practice facilities, an electronic music studio, a music library, classrooms, instrumental and choral rehearsal halls, and the Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall. 
 
Choral Activities at Davidson College include three distinct choral ensembles. Davidson College Chorale is the premier choral ensemble at Davidson. A highly select, auditioned choir comprised of students from various academic disciplines, they perform the standard choral repertoire as well as newly composed and commissioned choral literature. The Chorale tours annually and represents Davidson College on the campus, regionally and nationally. The Davidson College Choral Arts Society provides the opportunity for collaboration between Davidson students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the surrounding community to sing a cappella choral literature and the finest choral/orchestral repertoire with instrumentalists from the Charlotte Symphony and professional soloists from Davidson and around the world. The Davidson Singers is an entry-level ensemble that helps students to develop rudimentary vocal and aural skills. Concert engagements include their bi-annual performance with the Choral Arts Society, and appearances in other campus concerts and functions.
 
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