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04-20-2012


Cumberlands Show Choir Presents Spring Recital

 


Williamsburg, Ky. – On Tuesday, April 10th, University of the Cumberlands (UC) Show Choir presented their annual spring recital in the Nell Moore Recital Hall. Dr. Jeff Smoak, Music Department Chair, directed the recital and Kay McFarland, Music Professor, accompanied each piece on the piano.

The spring concert contained three parts that included The Sacred Concert, A Time of Prayer, and Can We Sing Rocky Horror at UC.

The first part contained a series of sacred pieces ranging from “No Rocks A-Cryin’” by Rollo Dilworth to “Let There Be Peace on Earth” by Sy Miller and Jill Jackson.

Part two contained a series of prayer related songs including “Baba Yetu” by Christopher Tin and “The Prayer” by Carole Bayer Sager, and David Foster.

Part three’s performance involved Dance Numbers choreographed by Stacey Edwards Wilhite to the songs from The Rocky Horror Picture Show including “The Time Warp” and “Whatever Happened to Saturday Night” both written by Richard O’Brien.

UC’s Show Choir consists of Sopranos, Altos, Tenors, and Bass. The Show Choir, also known as The Chamber Choir is a SATB ensemble for 14-16 singers. The members of the choir are selected through an audition process.

The primary emphasis for The Show Choir in the fall is the annual presentation of the Madrigal Dinner. During the Spring Semester the ensemble performs popular music and Broadway selections both on campus and in area schools and churches. Members of the Show Choir meet two times each week.

Located in Williamsburg, KY, University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of student; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.