POPulus to unveil special one-hour concert next week

May 1, 2020

POPulus, Troy University’s pop music ensemble, will premiere a new one-hour concert special titled “Glory — Live from Home” on YouTube next Friday, May 8.

The show, which starts at 7:30 p.m., features performances from the homes of the TROY students who are members of POPulus.

“This actually replaces two concerts POPulus did not get to do, and allows our art production and content management teams to produce something of value,” said Robert W. Smith, coordinator of TROY’s music industry program and director of POPulus. “This has been a monumental undertaking, and when you see it, you will understand.”

Smith said vocalists, a horn section and a rhythm section all recorded pieces for the show, which lasts about an hour.

“All of our engineers in POPulus and the music industry program have also been in concert with audio engineering teachers to get this prepped,” Smith said.

The show will also serve to pitch the release of a brand new POPulus album, titled “Glory.”

“This is going to be a really shining moment for us as a university, because the pandemic did not beat us,” Smith said. “This has all been done last six to eight weeks. TROY has been a pioneer in distance learning since the 1960s and this is yet another example. Our students are working diligently to make all this happen.”