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BPC’s Concert Choir hosts Spring Concert
|Brewton-Parker College’s Concert Choir performs April 26 in Saliba Chapel under the direction of assistant conductor, senior Brejoya Perry. (Photo by Ashley Byrd)
By Kelley M. Arnold
Director of News and Public Information
MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College’s 32-member Concert Choir held its Spring Concert Thursday, April 26 in Saliba Chapel on the Mount Vernon campus. Members of the choir, directed by Dr. Mark Bowdidge, will tour England later this month as a Chamber Choir performing in cathedrals and chapels around the country.
The Concert Choir performed 17 songs ranging from “Veni Sancte Spiritus” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a traditional Taita melody called “Kaung’a Yachee” by Boniface Mganga (b. 1954).
Dr. Bowdidge, assistant professor of music, was assisted in conducting the choir by seniors Brandon Pafford and Brejoya Perry. Pafford and junior Jared Register were accompanists.
BPC students in the ensemble are as follows, listed by section:
Soprano: Stephanie Huff (Macon), Kimberly Knighton (Dallas, Texas), Amanda Madson (Jacksonville, Fla.), Glenda Moye (Vidalia), Brejoya Perry (Daytona Beach, Fla.), Katelyn Pierce (Lyons), Cynthia Rollins (Vidalia) and Lawson Stones (Hardeeville, S.C.).
Alto: Brittney Black (Vidalia), Lindsay Dyals (Guyton), Adrianne Fox (Jesup), Judith Hinojosa (Reidsville), Nicole Mathis (Fayetteville), Liz Nichols (Vidalia), Lindsey Peeler (Mount Vernon) and Krista Vickery (Jacksonville, Fla.).
Tenor: Monroe Bennett (Rincon), Ross Crawford (Jacksonville, Fla.), Jacob Knighton (Dallas, Texas), Doug Pittman (Eastman), David Schmidt (Covington) and Dustin Simmons (Cochran).
Bass: Matt Barlow (Cochran), Robert Hilton (Reidsville), Steven Hopper (Monticello), Jacob Martens (Kingsland), Brandon Pafford (Jacksonville, Fla.), Matthew Pittman (Eastman), Jared Register (Conyers), Rodney Schramm (Mount Vernon), Dallas Wilke (Elkton, Fla.) and Carey Wilson (Macon).
The college’s Chamber Choir will begin their England Concert Tour 2007 Wednesday, May 16 in The Chapter House of Lincoln Cathedral and ending in The Lady Chapel in York Minster Saturday, May 19. The tour will feature works by Byrd, Copland, Gibbons, Manz, Mozart, Thompson and Tye. To learn more about the tour, contact Dr. Bowdidge at 912-583-3132 or call Jennifer Blaylock, division secretary, at 912-583-3136.