Three choirs at Bridgewater College, under the direction of Dr. Ryan Keebaugh, will perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, in the Concert Hall of the Carter Center for Worship and Music. The concert will illustrate the power of peace and all the blessings it brings.
The Treble Choir will open the program with “In Meeting We are Blessed” by Troy Robertson. Featured soloist on the song is first-year music major Hannah Simmers, of Bridgewater, Va., on djembe. “Vichten” by Angèle Arsenault will then follow.
Leisha Nissley, a senior music major from Mount Crawford, Va., will join Amy Robertson, an adjunct instructor of music at Bridgewater College, on piano for “Psalm 100” by René Clausen. The Treble Choir will conclude with “Rise Up” by Jake Runestad.
The Chorale will continue the program with “Salmo 150” by Ernani Aguiar and “Ubi Caritas” by Maurice Duruflé. Following those pieces, the Chorale will perform “Five Hebrews Love Songs” by Eric Whitacre. Zachary Windsor, an adjunct instructor of music at Bridgewater College, and Simmers, on violin and tambourine, respectively, will be the featured soloists on the piece. The Chorale will conclude with “Baba Yetu” by Christopher Tin featuring soloist Annaliese Grove, a senior health and exercise science major from Waldorf, Md., Parker Sale, a first-year music major from Henrico, Va., and Kyle “Kai” Bowman, a junior theatre major from Waynesboro, Va.
Afterward, the Concert Choir will perform “O Clap Your Hands” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, accompanied by Dr. Larry Taylor, professor of music at Bridgewater College, on organ. “O Love” by Elaine Hagenberg, “Unclouded Day” by Rev. J.K. Alwood and arranged by Shawn Kirchner and “The Ground” by Ola Gjeilo will follow.
Sunday’s performance will conclude with the Concert Choir’s rendition of “Will the Circle be Unbroken,” a traditional Appalachian song arranged by J. David Moore.
Before the evening performance, the choirs will also perform at Mount Olive Brethren Church in McGaheysville, Va., at 11:15 a.m. Both performances are free and open to the public.
AT A GLANCE
When: 3 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2022
Where: Concert Hall, Carter Center for Worship and Music