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Furman Chorales present spring concert March 25

chorales fall 2013 croppedThe Furman University Men’s and Women’s Chorales will present a Spring Concert Tuesday, March 25 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel on the Furman campus.

Conducted by Music Professor Vivian Hamilton, D.M.A., the concert is free and open to the public, and is part of Furman’s Cultural Life Program. Furman freshman Kevin Edens of Marietta serves as chorale accompanist.

The Women’s Chorale will sing folksongs based on a Tolkien text, an old Scottish lullaby, and a Japanese children’s poem. The Men’s Chorale will sing Irish folksongs including two sea shanties, and the beautiful ballad, “Danny Boy.”

The combined Men’s and Women’s Chorales will sing a variety of secular and sacred music. The program includes Renaissance madrigals, an English love song based on a Robert Burns poem, a popular Spanish song from Venezuela, and the American songs “Simple Gifts” and “Fields of Gold.” Also featured are two pieces from the Gospel tradition performed by student soloists Alex Mason (Easley), and Jen Wiggins (Greenville).

For more information about the concert, contact the Furman University Music Department at 864-294-2086.

About Dr. Vivian Hamilton

Dr. Hamilton is conductor of the Furman Chorales and serves as collaborative pianist. An accomplished pianist as well as vocalist and conductor, Hamilton imparts a wealth of musical expertise to her students. In addition to her work at Furman, she is minister of music at First Baptist Church, Greenville, and holds the position of principal keyboard artist with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra. She holds a doctorate from the University of South Carolina, a master’s from the New England Conservatory of Music, and a bachelor’s from Furman University.

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