Church to Host GWU Choral Union Concert on April 17

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Performance at Boiling Springs Baptist Includes Composition by GWU Student

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Gardner-Webb University’s School of Performing and Visual Arts will present a Choral Union concert, featuring a variety of student, faculty, staff and community voices, on April 17 at Boiling Springs Baptist Church. The event is free and open to the public.

The performance will include two mass works, “Requiem” by Maurice Durufle and “Messe de la Perdu,” which translates to “Mass for the Lost,” by Gardner-Webb junior music composition major Nathaniel Parks, of Greensboro, N.C. A mass, such as the two presented by Gardner-Webb, is a form of choral composition that sets parts of a worship service to music.

The Choral Union performance will begin at 3 p.m. at the church, which is located at 307 S. Main St. in Boiling Springs. Dr. Paul Etter, professor of music and chair of the music department at Gardner-Webb, will serve as conductor.

For more information about the event or the GWU Department of Music, call 704-406-4448.

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 10 days prior to the event. Please call 704-406-4253 or email

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University provides exceptional educational opportunities within a Christian environment, preparing students to think critically, to succeed professionally, and to serve faithfully as members of their local and global communities.