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ABAC First Tuesday Concert March 1 at ABAC

February 22, 2016

The First Tuesday Concert Series on March 1 will feature “A Night with Choral Music” featuring Dr. Paul Neal and The Berry Singers at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of All Faiths at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.  The Berry Vocal Jazz Ensemble will also perform.  This concert is open to the public at no charge.

The First Tuesday series, now in its 14th year, features regional professional artists on the first Tuesdays of five months during the year.  Dr. Susan Roe, Head of the ABAC Department of Fine Arts, is the First Tuesday Program Director.

The Berry Singers are an auditioned select group of vocalists directed by Neal who represent a wide variety of majors and interests at Berry College.  The chamber choir has performed a vast array of music over its long history to great acclaim throughout the eastern United States and Europe.

The Berry Singers will lead off the evening with four selections including “Benedicamus Domino,” “All Ye That Cried unto The Lord,” “Famine Song,” and “The Ground.”  The Berry Vocal Jazz Ensemble will then perform “The Shadow of Your Smile,” Viva la Vida,” “Run to You,” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing if it ain’t Got That Swing.”  The Berry Singers will close with “We are the Music Makers,” Muie Rendera,” “Ride in the Chariot,” and “Agnus Dei.”

Neal is director of choral activities at Berry College. He joined the faculty this year after overseeing the choral program at Valdosta State University and serving as assistant director for the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra.  His resume also includes service as assistant conductor for the Angeles Chorale, one of the largest community choruses in the Los Angeles area, and as musical director for the Texas Shakespeare Festival. In addition, he spent two seasons as a performer for the Grammy-nominated Los Angeles Master Chorale.

For more information on the First Tuesday Concert Series, interested persons can contact Roe at sroe@abac.edu.
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