Cumberland University


Fall Choral Concert Set for Oct. 15

A number of popular Cumberland University performance groups will take part in the University's annual Fall Choral Concert on Monday, Oct. 15 in Baird Chapel, according to Dr. Brian Kilian, associate professor of music at CU.

"The concert takes on a delightful twist this year," Kilian noted. "In addition to sacred and secular selections, we have also included musical humor, including 'The Ape and the Lady.' The University Singers will also sing 'The Frontier Songs' by Libby Larson, one of the most prolific composers in the U.S. today. She has successfully woven the culture and character of the wild west into a tapestry of modern music."

In addition to the University Singers, the annual Fall Choral Concert will include performances by the Cumberland Chorale, the Phoenix Dancers and a group known as "Last Minute." The Phoenix Dancers will be directed by Ms. Pam Atha, director of the Cumberland University dance program.

Last Minute, Kilian explained, is a quartet that includes Cumberland University senior Sherida Rowsell. The group was recently recognized with a national award and has competed at the international level in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

"It's some of the best quartet music I have ever heard," Kilian said of Last Minute.

The annual Fall Choral Concert will be held on Monday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in Baird Chapel. Admission is free, but reservations are highly recommended. To reserve seats for this popular concert, please call 615.547.1380.