Three Winter Concert performances fill venue

Three Winter Concert performances fill venue

Three performances of the Winter Concert, a BBC&S Christmas season tradition, filled the Murphy Memorial Library on December 9 and 10.

The concerts featured student music groups, including the Concert Chorale, BBC Chamber Singers, and One Accord. The events included music from world-renowned American composers Morten Lauridsen and Eric Whitacre. Two recently completed works from BBC's own Assistant Professor David B. McGrew were also featured.

The concerts included stirring and majestic pieces balanced with those more peaceful and reflective. The audience and all the vocalists involved sang three carols together.

Each concert was well attended, with two sold out performance - Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. Saturday evening was nearly sold out with just 10 tickets left.BBC&S

See pictures here.

A Special Event
The Murphy Memorial Library, the venue for the concert, provided a powerful backdrop with its unique architecture and acoustics for the musical experience. A special dessert reception was held in the Rotunda of Jackson Hall an hour before each performance.

"It was really amazing to hear the combined talents of our faculty and students come together in a Christmas celebration for the community," said Mel Walker, Vice President for Alumni & Church Relations. "It is a blessing to be a part of this and to realize the spirit and energy of glorifying God during the Christmas season."

The Concert Chorale is a 46-voice choir directed by Dr. Larry Kaufman, Chair of the BBC Music Department. Dr. David Harris directs both the BBC Chamber Singers, a 16-voice ensemble, and One Accord, a mixed vocal quartet.

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Posted on: 12/14/2011 8:23:10 AM

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