Huntingdon News

April 07, 2010
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Huntingdon College
News Release

Huntingdon Musicians Present Psalmfest

The Huntingdon College Department of Music will present “Psalmfest,” Thursday, April 15, at 7:00 p.m. in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. (Note that this is a change in time from previously released information.) The performance is free and open to the public.

This is the second year for Huntingdon College’s Concert Choir to present a Psalm-based concert. Gene Davis, chair of the Huntingdon Department of Music and choir director, said, “Last year for Psalmfest, the choir performed Psalm tunes from early psalters to the 20th century and featured a piece by Huntingdon Professor of Music Emeritus Harald Rohlig. The concert was such a success, and there are so many compositions derived from the Psalms, we decided to continue Psalmfest, a ‘festival of Psalms,’ again this year.”

This year’s program will include an original composition based on Psalm 46 by Dr. Jennifer Canfield, assistant professor of choral music education at Huntingdon. Dr. Canfield’s compositions and arrangements are published by Alfred Publishing Company. Piano professor Dr. Vadim Serebryany and adjunct voice instructor Tiffany McGuire Nishibun will perform the Cycle of Holy Songs by Ned Rorem. This song cycle contains four songs for soprano and piano based on Psalms 134, 142, 148, and 150. Dr. Rohlig, professor of music Dr. Dennis Herrick, and adjunct music professor Eddy Williams will also perform. The Concert Choir’s repertoire will include music by William Byrd, Johannes Brahms, Samuel Wesley, Hugo Distler, and Jean Berger.

Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college. The Huntingdon Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and offers majors in music and music education.

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Su Ofe
Associate Vice President for
Communications and Marketing
Office: (334) 833-4515
Cell: (334) 324-6591


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