Lee gathers high-schoolers for Honors Choir concert

Lee gathers high-schoolers for Honors Choir concert

February 7th, 2013 by Staff Report in Chattnow Music

A Lee University sign on campus.

Photo by Dan McLaughlin

Some 100 choral students from 20 high schools will perform at Lee University's annual Honor Choir concert, set for 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.

Students from public and private high schools in Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina will convene on the Cleveland, Tenn., campus on Friday for rehearsals.

The concert will feature gender-specific choirs performing choral arrangements, followed by a mixed choir. There are four selections specifically written or arranged for each of the men's and women's choirs, which will then combine to sing three pieces arranged for soprano, alto, tenor and bass.

Conductors Dr. William R. Green, dean of the School of Music, and Dr. Cameron F. LaBarr, assistant professor of choral music, will unify the group of singers and their varying individual skills. LaBarr will conduct two of the mixed-choir pieces, and Green will conduct one, affording all students the opportunity to work with both conductors. Also leading rehearsals is Loralee Songer, assistant professor of music at Lee.

In addition to the high school performers, LaBarr will conduct the Lee University Choral Union in a performance, and Jimmy Frost will direct an ensemble from Lee's Opera Theatre in a scene from its upcoming production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Gondoliers."

The free concert will be held in Conn Center, 1053 Church St., S.E. For more information, contact LuAnn Holden at lholden@leeuniversity.edu or 423-614-8259.