Troy University Concert Chorale to perform Sunday at FUMC

Published 9:34 pm Monday, April 1, 2019

The Troy University Concert Chorale will present “Journeys: Love and Remembrance” at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7 in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church in Troy.

The Concert Chorale is a 38-voice, auditioned choral ensemble that is conducted by Dr. Diane Orlofsky, professor of music and concert chorale conductor.

“This concert is extra-special because the narrative is woven throughout and explores celebrations of life, love and spiritual devotion as well as remembrances of departed loved one and memories of lives well lived.”

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To help tell the story, the concert chorale will be joined by two faculty guest conductors, Susan Smith and Dr. Catherine Allard; two undergraduate conductors, seniors Ben Huston and Dan Johnson; faculty artists, Dr. John Jinright, piano and Dr. Heather Small, flute; and guest artists Dr. Katerina Juraskova, cello, and student soloists and instrumentalists.

Orlofsky said the group continues to amaze her with their dedication to the choral arts, their focused and unified work ethic and their unwavering commitment to excellence.

“Performing at Carnegie Hall last year was a game-changer for this group,” she said. “They reached a ‘personal best’ in that performance and they haven’t looked back.  As a conductor, it is gratifying to watch their development and support of each other.”

Orlofsky said the program will honor the lives and legacies of Dr. William R. Denison and Jerry Spann.

“Both of these men were giants in music education and both were dearly loved by the School of Music,” Orlofsky said. “Bill an d Jerry recently passed away and I thought it fitting to dedicate two selections to their memory in gratitude for what they meant to all of us and countless others. I hope many will use this opportunity to celebrate and remember with us—appreciating what unites us and acknowledging all aspects of lives well-lived”.

The public is cordially invited to attend this free concert.