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Bob Chilcott's 'The Making of the Drum' to Be Performed at BC Nov. 4

October 28, 2016

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The Bridgewater College Chorale, Concert Choir and Oratorio choir will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the Carter Center for Worship and Music at Bridgewater College.

The performance is under the direction of Dr. John McCarty, assistant professor of music and director of choral music at Bridgewater College. Lacey Johnson, instructor of music, will serve as accompanist.

The Oratorio Choir, with nearly 60 members including students, faculty and alumni, will perform The Making of the Drum by Bob Chilcott, accompanied by the Bridgewater Percussion Ensemble.

Soloists for The Making of the Drum are Caroline S. Caplen, a junior music major with a minor in equine studies, from Alexandria, Va.; Brandie Thompson, a sophomore music major, from Craigsville, Va.; and Jessica Wilson, a junior biology major with a minor in neuroscience, from Salem, Va.

The Percussion Ensemble is directed by Dr. Michael Overman, adjunct professor of music, and features Sean Moulton, a junior music major, from Faber, Va.; Tori Smith, a freshman liberal studies major with a minor in music, from Mount Crawford, Va.; and Jonathon Wilson, a senior music major, from Salem, Va.

The Concert Choir and Chorale will perform pieces that relate to percussion instruments, including Desh by Ethan Sperry, a work that is based on scales and rhythmic patterns from the Indian classical music tradition. Let Everything that Hath Breath, a modern gospel setting of Psalm 150 by Jeffery L. Ames, will feature soloist Marvin Purnell, a senior Spanish major, from Withams, Va.; and Wilson on drums.

The performance will be accompanied on piano by Lacey Johnson, instructor of music at Bridgewater College.

The concert is free and open to the public.

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