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UC Presents Chorale concert


Williamsburg, Ky.— The University of the Cumberlands’ (UC) Chorale presented a concert to the community and student body on November 19th in the Dr. A. Gatliff Memorial Building. David Etter, Director of UC’s Chorale, led the program and was assisted by Kay Dawn McFarland on the piano.

The chorale sang a variety of songs which musically explored the theme of different types of love such as God’s love and romantic love. It also included a preview of the Christmas music to be sung at the Hanging of the Green, which is to take place on Tuesday, December 3rd in the Dr. A. Gatliff Memorial Building at 7:00 P.M.

The Chorale concert featured many pieces of music all diverse in their levels of difficulty and primarily from the “Romantic Period” of music. The set list included: God’s Son Has Made Me Free by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907), Diffusa est gratia by Giovanni Maria Nanino (1545-1607), The Name of Jesus by Craig Courtney (b. 1954), Jesus, Lover of My Soul by Mark Hayes (b. 1953), I Thank You, Jesus by Robert L. Morris, E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come by Paul Manz (1919-2009), Glory Be to God on High by William P. Latham (1917-2004), Come again! Sweet love doth now invite by John Dowland (1562-1626), Sometimes she would by Giles Farnaby (1566-1640), Lullay Lord Jesus by George Thalben-Ball, What Child is This, and He Is Born (Il est né). Many songs that were used in the set list had lyrics that originated from scripture or other pieces of literature such as The Common Book of Prayer.

The Name of Jesus, which was one of the most difficult songs of the evening’s program, featured solos by Logan Reynolds, Tyler Vaughn, and Bethany Sturdivant. Jayson Smith was featured on the drums.

“Most of the time things are about love,” explained Etter. “When we experience Christ’s love, it’s a joyous love. The UC Chorale was just here tonight to help share the feeling of love as a part of the human experience.”

UC’s Chorale members of the soprano group are: Carole Brown (Pine Knot, KY), Joanna Collett (Georgetown, KY), Hayley Davis (Mt. Vernon, KY), Jessie Eldridge (London, KY), Whitney Johnson (Corbin, KY), Kathleen Kovach (London, KY), Adrienne Liford (London, KY), Stephany Mix (Arlington, South Dakota), Michelle Pennington (Bowling Green, KY), Logan Reynolds (Corbin, KY), Emily Scott (Paris, KY), and Bethany Sturdivant (Walton, KY).

Members of the tenor group are: Dalton Hutton (Mt. Vernon, KY), Tyler Vaughn (Mt. Vernon, KY), and Dallas West (Oneida, TN).

Members of the alto group are: Shantel Buchner (Boston, KY), Kathina Conley (Richmond, KY), Brodie Craig (Lexington, KY), Wesley Hale (Amelia, Ohio), Caitlin Hedrick (London, KY), Marissa Hedrick (London, KY), Alexis Tickle (Elizabethtown, KY), and Kathryn Wilson (Pickerington, OH).

Members of the bass group are: Jeff Daugherty (McKee, KY), Nathan Duncan (London, KY), Shane Maples (Walland, TN), Nick Monroe (Frankfort, KY), and Andrew Singleton (Stanford, KY).

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees more than 40 major fields of study; ten pre-professional programs; ten graduate degrees distributed over eight areas, including two doctorates and seven master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs. For more information, visit

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