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University of the Cumberlands Show Choir presents Spring Concert


Members of the UC Show Choir presented their Spring Concert on Thursday, April 7th in front of a packed house.

Williamsburg, Ky. - University of the Cumberlands (UC) Show Choir presented their Spring Concert to a standing room only crowd on Thursday, April 7, 2011.

The concert consisted of two parts, first a series of sacred pieces followed by an intermission and then a 1970s Disco medley. The sacred music included two story-telling pieces as well as a variety of other styles. After the intermission, the students dressed in costume and performed Disco numbers like "Boogie Fever" and "YMCA" that was choreographed by Stacey Edwards Wilhite.

"They did a wonderful job and all performed with energy and pizzazz." said junior Susan Stephenson, after attending the performance Thursday night. "It was a lot of fun."

Featured soloists included Jordyne Gunthert (Seymour, TN), Cheri Reed (Bowling Green, KY), Micah Wolf (London, KY) and Tyler Vaughn (Mt. Vernon, KY). The choir was directed by Dr. Jeff Smoak, the chair of the UC music department.

The UC Show Choir, also called the Chamber Choir, performs for the Madrigals dinners each fall and then has a themed concert each spring. It is an audition-only choir with a current total of 17 members.

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; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.