Troy University's Concert Chorale kicks off holidays with 'Tidings of Joy'

Posted: Wednesday, 09 November 2011

TROY – Troy University's Concert Chorale will ring in the holiday season with a free concert on Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m.

"Tidings of Joy" will be performed at Park United Methodist Church in Troy.

"This fall concert consists of a program of traditional and newly composed Advent and Christmas choral music," said Dr. Diane Orlofsky, a professor of Music in the John M. Long School of Music who is Director of University Choirs.

"These pieces include a few of the masterworks of holiday choral literature, including the Christmas Oratorio of Camille Saint-Saëns and the Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Ralph Vaughn Williams," she said.

Other works to be performed include "WelcomeYule," "Hodie, Christus Natus Est," "Angels, from the Realms of Glory," and "I Sing of a Maiden." Many of these works include vocal soloists and chamber ensembles, chosen from the Concert Chorale's membership, and instrumental soloists, including organist Dr. William R. Denison and cellist Katerina Juraskova.

An added feature of this year's Fall Concert, Orlofsky said, was the addition of members of the Wallace Community College Choir from Dothan, who will perform in two works. That choir is directed by Claudia Bryan.

Students who are members of the Concert Chorale, by hometown, are:
Stephanie Washburn, a sophomore music education major from Alexander City
John Baumer, a senior music education major from Altha, Fla.
Dillon Worley, a senior music education major from Andalusia
Meagan King, a senior music education major from Ariton
Blake Eubanks, a sophomore music education major from Ashford
Mary McVay, a junior nursing major from Auburn
Xavier Robinson, a graduate student in music industry from Birmingham
Rebecca Boggs, a senior music education major from Cottondale, Fla.
Shelby Steverson, a freshman music education major from Crestview, Fla.
Amy Griffen, a senior psychology major from Dothan
Maggie Downs, a junior music education major from Enterprise
Eric Mancil, a graduate student in music industry from Enterprise
Noel Davis, a senior music education major from Eufaula
Daniel Murphy, a junior music industry major from Fairhope
Eric McQuitty, a freshman music industry major from Franklin, N.C.
Tyler Ray, a senior music education major from Georgiana
Phillip Peters, a senior music education major from Gordon
David Caddell, a freshman English major from Greenville
Audra Goss, a sophomore biology major from Greenville
Conner Murphy-White, a sophomore music industry and theater major from Greenville
Travis Adams, a senior music education major from Hartford
Carlton Copeland, a sophomore psychology and music education major from Hartford
Hailey Hillsman, a junior anthropology major from Hazlehurst, Ga.
Laura Waters, a senior music education major from Hazlehurst, Ga.
Haleigh Weaver, a freshman music education major from Lawrenceville, Ga.
Hannah Moore, a freshman music education major from Niceville, Fla.
Makayla Stone, a sophomore social work major from Opelika
Josh McLaney, a junior European history major from Ozark
Clay Paramore, a senior music education major from Ozark
Carol Anne Osborne, a freshman music education major for Panama City
Amanda Graham, a senior political science major from Pell City
John Rodgers, a senior music industry major from Phenix City Melanie Sims, a junior print journalism and public relations major from Troy
Chris Petre, a senior music education major from Valdosta, Ga.
Aaron Wine, a sophomore communication study major from Wetumpka
Josh Wine, a senior music education major from Wetumpka