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BPC Concert Choir fills Saliba Chapel with glorious music

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The Brewton-Parker College Concert Choir performed in Fall Concert Nov. 16 in Saliba Chapel. (Photo by Ashley Byrd)

Kelley M. Arnold

Director of News and Public Information

Brewton-Parker College’s Division of Music presented the BPC Concert Choir in Fall Concert Nov. 16 in Saliba Chapel on the Mount Vernon campus.

Conducted by Dr. Mark A. Bowdidge, associate professor of music, and assistant conductors, students Brandon Pafford and Brejoya Perry, the 39-member student choir presented several pieces of spiritual and seasonal music, including works by Gibbons, Mozart and André J. Thomas. The choir was accompanied by student accompanists Jared Register and Pafford.

A few highlights from the program were “O Clap Your Hands”, an arrangement of Psalm 47 by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), “Hold Fast to Dreams”, an adaptation/arrangement of a Langston Hughes poem by Andre J. Thomas (b. 1952), and the final song, “Here’s a Pretty Little Baby”, a traditional Christmas spiritual also arranged by Thomas. Students Cynthia Rollins (soprano), Katrina Walker (alto), Dustin Simmons (tenor) and Dallas Wilke (bass) each performed a solo during a central piece in the program, “Veni Sancte Spiritus” arranged by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Members of the Concert Choir include students from throughout the southeast. They are: Sopranos Vera Finney, Stephanie Huff, Kimberly Knighton, Amanda Madison, Nicole Mathis, Glenda Moye, Lindsey Peeler, Brejoya Perry, Katelyn Pierce, Holly Randle, Cynthia Rollins and Lawson Stones; Altos Brittney Black, Hayley Boisseau, Lindsay Dyals, Adrianne Fox, Judith Hinojosa, Liz Nichols, Krista Vickery, Lisa Renee Vincent and Katrina Walker; Tenors Monroe Bennett, Ross Crawford, Jacob Knighton, Doug Pittman, David Schmidt and Dustin Simmons; and Basses Matt Barlow, John DeBorde, Robert Hilton, Steven Hopper, Jacob Martens, Justin McCalla, Brandon Pafford, Matthew Pittman, Jared Register, Rodney Schramm, Dallas Wilke and Carey Wilson.

The Division of Music also invites the community to attend the following forthcoming events. All are free and open to the public.

The Brewton-Parker Community Wind Ensemble Fall Concert is Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Gilder Recital Hall. A Festival of Lessons and Carols will be held Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. in Saliba Chapel. The Baron Singers host their Christmas Celebration Friday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Saliba Chapel.



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Updated on: April 15, 2010 8:26 PM