Union College to feature three choirs in its Spring Concert

Published on
April 16, 2012

The upcoming spring concert will be the last chance of this academic year for choral music enthusiasts to hear all three Union College choirs in a single performance.

The concert will be Thursday, April 19 at 8PM at Conway Boatman Chapel on Union's campus. It is free and the public is invited to attend. The three groups will not perform together again until fall. This concert also provides an opportunity for friends and family to recognize and show appreciation to graduating seniors.

The three performance groups are the UC Singers, Union Harmony and the UC Regional Chorus. Of these three, two of them are made up solely of Union students. The UC Singers is a choir that any Union student may join. The smaller of the two choirs, Union Harmony, is a much more select group. There are only eight available spots in this choir, and students must audition to be a part of it.

The other featured choir is the UC Regional Chorus. Unlike the other two, it consists of more than just students. It is a community-based choir, and includes singers from Barbourville and surrounding areas, as well as any Union College faculty, staff or student who wishes to participate.

Dr. Gay Gandy, director of all three choirs, said that listeners should expect to hear more classical pieces than normal, some in different languages.

"Spring concerts are typically more classical in nature, and this spring we are presenting some wonderful music," Gandy said. "The program will include Antonio Vivaldi's 'Gloria,' several chorales by Bach, along with other works by Baroque composers. The choirs are singing works in Latin, German, and yes, English."