A Cappella Singers to perform throughout Eastern seaboard on annual tour in January 2009
By Janel Shoun on 12/17/2008
A Cappella Concert Schedule
Lipscomb University alumni in these regions are especially invited to attend the free concerts:
Friday, Jan. 2
Sunday, Jan. 4
Monday, Jan. 5
Tuesday, Jan. 6
Thursday, Jan. 8
To contact an individual church hosting a concert, contact the Lipscomb Department of Music at 800.333.4358, ext. 5750.
The A Cappella Singers perform a broad range of music from various periods, including both sacred and secular works. Works performed on the winter tour include “Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied,” by Johann Pachelbel, “Hands Cannot Hold,” by James Fritschell and “The Battle of Jericho,” arranged by Moses Hogan.
- A Women’s Ensemble conducted by student Rich Smith, a music education major from of Merrimack, NH, will perform “When Roses Bloom in the Springtime,” by Johannes Brahms and “Dwa Serduska,” a Polish folk song arranged by Stephen Hatfield.
- A Men’s Quartet including students Will Bess of Nashville, John McMeen of Brentwood, Josh Harper of Huntsville, Ala., and Seth Jones of Rhodesdale, Md. The quartet will perform “Aura Lee,” arranged by Shaw/Parker and “Sinnuh Man,” by Kenney Potter.
- A performance by the New Music Ensemble, conducted by student Josh Harper, a vocal performance major from Huntsville, Ala. The New Music Ensemble, which created digital music blended with live performers, will perform “Be Still,” by Harper.
- A Men’s Ensemble will perform “Brothers, Sing On!,” by Edvard Grieg and “Betelehemu,” arranged by Wendell Whalum.
In July 2008, the A Cappella Singers performed at S. Stefano al Ponte Church as part of the 2008 Florence International Music Festival sponsored by the Italian music school Il Trillo. As part of a nine-day tour of Italy and Austria, the group performed a total of four concerts, singing once in Rome, twice in Florence and once in Vienna.
Lipscomb’s music department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and was the first university music department in the United States to adopt Britain’s Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music as a required standard for graduation.