Troy University Concert Chorale to perform April 2 in Troy

March 23, 2017

The Troy University Concert Chorale presents its spring performance on Sunday, April 2 at 3 p.m. at Bush Memorial Baptist Church in Troy.

The public is invited to the concert, which commemorates and celebrates 10 years of Concert Chorale performances.

Alumni from 2006 through 2016 voted to identify some of their most memorable works, and the April 2 program is built around these compositions.

“Weaving these compositions together into a musical tapestry that describes our decade-long journey together has been so much fun,” said Dr. Diane Orlofsky, conductor of the Concert Chorale.

In addition, the group will premiere a special piece by composer Eric William Barnum titled “EVENSONG,” written especially for the occasion.

“Eric has been a favorite of this group, having written another piece for us in 2011,” Orlofsky said. “He has a phenomenal way of capturing the essence of a lyric and placing it in a masterful musical context. The first time I heard this piece, I wept, so we look forward to sharing it with the audience.”

The performance will feature guest conductors Tori Lee Averett, Meagan King Johnson and Laura Aaron Mixon.

“Each of these talented women conductors studied at TROY and served as graduate assistants,” Orlofsky said. “Each one made their mark on this program, and we are looking forward to welcoming them back to the podium.”

Faculty guest artists Professor Carol Franks, Dr. Timothy Phillips, and frequent guest artist Dr. Katerina Juraskova, along with student instrumentalists, will also be featured. Alumni in attendance will be invited to sing with the Chorale on their final piece.

Admission to the performance is free.