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Broadway Music Comes To ABAC on April 2

TIFTON –Music faculty and voice majors at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will combine with some special guests to perform “A Night of Broadway Music” on April 2 in the final First Tuesday concert of the academic year at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of All Faiths.  This concert is open to the public at no charge.

The First Tuesday series features regional professional artists on the first Tuesdays of five months during the year.  Dr. Susan Roe, Director of Music for the School of Liberal Arts, is the First Tuesday Program Director.

Katelyn Payne of Moultrie will begin the show with “Part of my World” from The Little Mermaid, followed by a duet with Daniel Gibson of Tifton as they sing “As Long As You’re Mine” from the smash hit Wicked.   Gibson will then join Brian Holland of Fitzgerald for “Lily’s Eyes” from Secret Garden.  Joseph Bishop of Fitzgerald will sing “Edelweiss” from Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music, and Briahana Rogers of Tifton will perform “Summertime” from George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.

Other student performances will feature Sylvester’s Kezia Green singing “Daddy’s Son” from Ragtime and Erica Humbert of Thomasville performing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz.  Patrick Ireland of Tifton and ABAC voice graduate Scarlett Eirish from Tifton will sing “The Song That Goes Like This” from Monty Python’s Spamalot.

A number of guests will join the ABAC faculty and voice students for this concert.  Reverend Gary Aikens, minister of music at First Baptist Church in Tifton, will perform “Try To Remember” from The Fantastiks and “If I Had My Druthers” from L’il Abner.

 Scott Spivey, who studied voice under Dr. David Johnson at Valdosta State University, will perform “I’ll Cover You” from Rent and “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables” from Les Miserables.  Reverend Blane Jacobs, minister of music at First Baptist Church in Fitzgerald, will sing “If I Loved You” from Carousel and “As If We Never Said Goodbye” from Sunset Boulevard.

The faculty of the ABAC music program will also showcase their talents.  Roe will duet with Arts Connection Director Wayne Jones for “All I Ask of You” from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera. Claire Majette Jurs, instructor of voice and music appreciation at ABAC, will sing “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man of Mine” from Showboat.

 Accompanists for this performance are Susan Spivey, owner of the gift shop, “Sweet Caroline’s” and pianist for First Baptist Church in Fitzgerald; Dr. Douglas Jurs, assistant professor of piano and music theory, and Gina Lawhon, elementary music school teacher at Len Lastinger, instructor of organ for ABAC, and pianist for all choirs and worship services at First Baptist Church in Tifton.

For more information on the concert, interested persons can contact Roe at sroe@abac.edu.
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