Concert Choir, Chorale, and Handbell Ensemble to Perform Oct. 9

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Gardner-Webb University’s Dover Theatre to Host Event

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – The Gardner-Webb University School of Performing and Visual Arts presents the GWU concert choir, chorale and handbell ensemble in concert on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 8 p.m.  The event will take place in Dover Theatre and the community is invited to attend.

The all-female chorale will perform a variety of musical selections from the 1920s, 30s, 40s, and 50s, including the iconic World War II tune “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon.” This is a special year for the chorale group because it has been nearly 10 years since the chorale has been comprised of all women.

The concert choir will be performing a folk song from Haiti, vocal arrangements from the opera “Baber of Seville,” and an assortment of love songs and spiritual melodies.  This group of musically talented students is selected by audition and travels domestically and internationally.  Most recently, the choir traveled to various locations in western North Carolina as well as overseas to Ireland, as the voice of Gardner-Webb University.

The handbell choir will be performing an assortment of hymns.  In addition to GWU students, select faculty and staff members are also joining in the performance.

“I tried to choose musical selections that everyone will like, and also some pieces that aren’t so familiar,” said director Dr. Paul Etter.  “I hope that the community can come out for a pleasant evening of chorale music.”

Additional information is available on this concert and other fine arts events at 704-406-4448.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University was founded in 1905 and is home to nearly 5,000 students.  Gardner-Webb seeks a higher ground in higher education—one that embraces faith and intellectual freedom, and inspires in students a love of learning, service, and leadership.