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ABAC Concert Choir Presents Fall Concert on November 2

October 26, 2017

The ABAC Concert Choir will perform a variety of choral music at its fall concert at 7 p.m. on Nov. 2 in Howard Auditorium on the campus of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.  The concert is open to the public at no charge.

Dr. Susan Roe, who serves as the head of the fine arts department, director of choral music and a professor of voice, will direct the choir during the evening’s presentation.

The choir will perform three selections by renowned publisher, arranger, and composer Earlene Rentz including “Gaudeamus Hodie,” “Prayer of Peace” featuring Tonja Howard, a biology major from Sumner, on flute, and “Cotton Fields” performed by the ABAC Chamber Singers with the ABAC Jazz Combo.

Rentz will be the featured composer for Choral Day on Nov. 9, where area high schools and their choral directors will study under the clinician before joining ABAC musical groups in an afternoon concert featuring some of the composer’s pieces.

Other selections for the Concert Choir’s performances include “The Star-Spangled Banner” arranged by Darmon Meader, and Zoe Hobby’s arrangement of ABAC’s Alma Mater, composed by Wayne Jones and the late Dr. Libby Campbell. The choir will be accompanied by Dr. Andy Lagrimas, Assistant Professor of Piano and Theory for the ABAC music program.

Additional pieces will include Aaron Copeland’s “Ching-A-Ring Chaw,” “Same Train” by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw, and George Frederic Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” from “Messiah.”

For more information, interested persons can contact Roe at (229) 391-4943.
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