Troy University offers “A Gift of Song” to start holiday season

Posted: Tuesday, 13 November 2007

TROY- The Troy University Concert Chorale will present “A Gift of Song” featuring traditional choral music, carol anthems and soul-lifting spirituals.

The concert begins at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at Bush Memorial Baptist Church, located at 605 George Wallace Drive in Troy.

Diane Orlofsky, professor of music and director of Troy University Concert Chorale said the program is “an outstanding way to start the holiday season.”

“It has become a tradition, of sorts, to have one concert a year in one of our city churches. Since this ‘Gift of Song’ concert features many sacred and Christmas choral offerings, it is fitting to present the performance surrounded by the physical beauty of some of our area churches,” she said.

Tori Lee, a graduate student at TROY University and a native of Brundidge serves as assistant conductor. The auditioned vocal ensemble in the John M. Long School of Music is a group of 44 singers that boasts a representation from every corner of TROY’s campus, with members from a variety of professional majors.

The Concert Chorale offers students an opportunity for advanced study in various traditional, classical, and contemporary genres of choral music with an emphasis on development of quality ensemble singing, good vocal technique, expression in music, and musical maturity. The Concert Chorale was recently chosen to represent TROY University and the Long School of Music at the Alabama Music Educators Association In-Service Conference to be held at the University of Alabama campus in January 2008.

Music faculty members, Dr. Meg Jackson and Dr. Michael Hix, will be featured vocal soloists and several students will be featured on voice and flute as well, Orlofsky said.

Admission to the concert is free. For more information, contact Diane Orlofsky at dorlof@troy.edu or call 334-670-3318.