Bridgewater College’s Oratorio Choir to Perform Christopher Tin’s ‘The Lost Birds’

A music conductor stands at center stage with his arm raised and back to the audience. Members of the choir stand before him, facing the audience. The audience is seated in pews.

The 60-voice Oratorio Choir at Bridgewater College will perform “The Lost Birds” by Christopher Tin on Friday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Carter Center for Worship and Music on the College’s campus.

The Bridgewater College Oratorio Choir is a decades-old tradition at the College that provides the occasion for current students, faculty, staff, community members and alumni to come together to perform choral works. The performance is under the direction of Dr. Ryan Keebaugh ’02, assistant professor of music at Bridgewater College. The performance will be accompanied by an immersive experience created in collaboration with BC’s Department of Art and Department of Biology and Environmental Science.

“The Lost Birds” is a musical memorial to bird species driven to extinction by humankind. Sweeping and elegiac, it’s a haunting tribute to those soaring flocks that once filled our skies but whose songs have since been silenced. Tin’s album was nominated for a Grammy in the “Best Classical Compendium” category, his second nomination.

Soloists during the performance are Sarah Henneberger ’24, a digital media arts major from Glen Allen, Va., Ashlyn Fogleman ’25, a music major from Mount Sidney, Va., Jon Northrop ’24, a music and theatre double major from Weyers Cave, Va., and Parker Sale ’25, a music major from Henrico, Va.

The performance is free and open to the public.

Bridgewater College’s Oratorio Choir
When: Friday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m.
Where: Concert Hall, Carter Center for Worship and Music
Cost: Free and open to the public

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