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
Biltmore Church of Christ
7:30 p.m.
823 Fairview St.
Asheville, N.C.

Sunday, Jan. 4
Church of Christ at Three Chopt Road
9:30 a.m.
9500 Three Chopt Road
Richmond, Va.

Rugby Avenue Church of Christ
5:30 p.m.
1525 Rugby Avenue
Charlottesville, VA

Monday, Jan. 5
Milford Church of Christ
6 p.m.
1003 South Dupont Highway
Milford, Del.     

Tuesday, Jan. 6
Manchester Church of Christ
7:30 p.m.
595 Tolland Turnpike
Manchester, Conn.

Wednesday, Jan. 7
Nashua Church of Christ
7 p.m.
97 Farley Road
Nashua, N.H.

Thursday, Jan. 8
Wetzel Road Church of Christ
7:30 p.m.
4268 Wetzel Road
Liverpool, N.Y.

Saturday, Jan. 10
Rochester Church of Christ
7:30 p.m.
250 W. Avon Rd.
Rochester Hills, Mich.

To contact an individual church hosting a concert, contact the Lipscomb Department of Music at 800.333.4358, ext. 5750.

 


The Lipscomb University A Cappella Singers will perform a slate of traditional hymns, sacred choral literature and spirituals, at eight churches in seven states during the ensemble’s 2009 annual tour. All performances are free and open to the public.

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.

The winter tour performances will also include:
  • 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.
The 69-member A Cappella Singers has been a feature of the Lipscomb University Department of Music since 1960 and have performed in venues ranging from the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and the City Hall in downtown Brisbane, Australia, to small churches in the rural South.

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.