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Cumberlands hosts Homecoming Concert


Williamsburg, Ky. – The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Music Department presented their annual Homecoming Concert on Friday, September 28th in the Nell Moore Recital Hall located in the Grace Crum Rollins Fine Arts Center.

The concert featured the Cumberland Singers, Chamber Choir, and Show Choir, under the direction of Dr. Jeff Smoak; with the help of pianists Kay Dawn McFarland and Tyler Vaughn. The Trumpet Ensemble, directed by Dr. Patrick Tuck, and Chorale, directed by Dr. David Etter, were also featured in the concert.

Several pieces were performed throughout the night from Pepper Choplin’s “Hem of your Robe” to Sally Albrecht’s “Let All Nations Sing” to Moses Hogan’s “Lord I Want to be a Christian.” Joining the Chamber Choir and Cumberland Singers to sing a solo was UC alum Lesley Roberts Tipton, a Physician’s Assistant (PA) and current professor in the UC PA Program.

“I feel honored that Dr. Smoak asked me to sing with the choir for the homecoming concert,” said Tipton. “I had such a great time in choir as an undergrad at UC and feel blessed I am able to participate again.”

The Homecoming Concert is an annual event held each year on the Friday evening of Alumni Homecoming and Family Weekend. The event is not only special to current UC students and family but also to UC alums who regularly return to perform with their alma mater.

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 study; nine pre-professional programs; twelve graduate degrees, including two doctorate, two specialist and eight master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.

Article provided by Kayla Petit, University of the Cumberlands Multimedia & Athletic Services Student Assistant