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Milligan Concert Choir to perform spring concert

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (March 17, 2009) – The Milligan College Concert Choir, under the direction of Professor of Music John Wakefield, will perform their spring concert on Friday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Seeger Memorial Chapel on the Milligan College campus.

The concert will feature musical selections from Handel and Rachmaninoff, as well as American spirituals and hymn arrangements. The choir also will perform selections from the Haydn “Lord Nelson” Mass, which the Concert Choir will perform with the Symphony of the Mountains on Saturday, April 4. Friday’s concert will conclude with choreographed selections of the music of Irving Berlin.

Wakefield is a veteran of many years as a choral conductor in Illinois, California and Ohio. He is active in the American Choral Directors Association, National Association of Teachers of Singing, the National Church Music Conference, and The Hymn Society of the United States and Canada.

The Milligan Concert Choir is composed of thirty-one students from throughout the United States and the Philippines. They are accompanied by Joel Buckner of Johnson City. The choir upholds a long tradition as an outstanding college choir. At the invitation of the President, the choir has sung at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC, and toured throughout England, with special performances in Coventry Cathedral and in the Civic Centre of the City of Birmingham.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Milligan College music department at 423.461.8723 or music@milligan.edu.

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MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY is a Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan University, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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