A Grief Expressed

On this episode of InChoir, we talk to two composers about the intersection of choral music and the human experience of grief and loss.

Dr. Terre Johnson, is Chair of the Fred and Dinah Gretsch School of Music at Georgia Southern University. Johnson’s career has included conducting every kind of choir, from church music to professional conducting to teaching in public schools and universities. His compositions have received acclaim both in the U.S. and abroad.

We’ll talk to Dr. Johnson about his composition “Yet She Doth Shine,” sung here by the Baylor University Men’s Choir.

Dr. Jeffery Ames, is a well-respected conductor, composer and arranger who serves as the Director of Choral Activities at Belmont University. He is in demand as a choral clinician and was the first recipient of the National ACDA James Mulholland Choral Music Fellowship.

In this episode, Dr. Ames shares the background, personal reflections, and compositional journey behind his piece “In Remembrance.”

InChoir is a production of Troy Public Radio and the College of Communication and Fine Arts at Troy University.