The Troy University Concert Chorale presents its spring performance, “JOURNEYS: Love and Remembrance,” Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Troy.
The Concert Chorale is a 38-voice auditioned choral ensemble and will be joined by two faculty guest conductors, Susan Smith and Dr. Catherine Allard; along with undergraduate conductors Ben Huston and Dan Johnson; faculty artists Dr. John Jinright (piano) and Dr. Heather Small (flute); guest artist Dr. Katerina Juraskova (cello); and student soloists and instrumentalists.
“The narrative woven throughout this concert explores celebrations of life, love and spiritual devotion, as well as remembrances of departed loved ones and memories of lives well-lived,” said Dr. Diane Orlofsky, Concert Chorale conductor. “This group continues to amaze me with their dedication to the choral arts, their focused and unified work ethic, and their unwavering commitment to excellence. Performing at Carnegie Hall last year was a game changer for this group. They reached a ‘personal best’ in that performance, and they haven’t looked back.”
The performance is dedicated to the memories of Dr. William R. Denison and Jerry Spann.
“We are taking an opportunity in this program to honor the lives and legacies of Dr. Denison and Jerry Spann, two giants in music education and both dearly loved by the School of Music,” Orlofsky said. “Both of these men recently passed away, and I thought it fitting to dedicate two selections to their memory in gratitude for what they meant to all of us and countless others. I hope many will use this opportunity to celebrate and remember with us.”
The concert is free and open to the public.