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All-County Chorus In Concert

  • Jordan-Matthews Auditorium 910 East Cardinal Street Siler City, NC, 27344 United States (map)

More than 200 top vocalists from schools across Chatham conclude their daylong clinic with a free public performance by the all-county elementary, middle and high school choruses.

The middle school clinician is Jonathan Emmons, a doctoral candidate in choral conducting at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he has conducted several university vocal ensembles, and director of traditional music and organist at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Greensboro.

The high school clinician is Gwen Hall, a choral composer and retired high school music teacher, who directed the chorus at Jordan-Matthews before completing her career at Southwestern Randolph High School in Asheboro.

All-County Elementary School Chorus
Kathy Easterling, Accompanist
"A Song of One" by John Forster and Tom Chapin, arranged by Jill Gallina
conducted by David Clark, Bonlee Elementary
"The Ash Grove," traditional Welsh , arranged by John Riggio
conducted by Marilyn Rowland, North Chatham Elementary
"Star Canon," words from “Firefly” by Li Po and music by Mary Goetze
conducted by Kaye Pluth, Siler City Elementary

All-County Middle School Chorus
Jonathan Emmons, Clinician
Lisa Johnson, Accompanist

”Sing With Pleasure” from "Saul" by George F. Handel, arranged by Patrick M. Liebergen
”Niño Precioso,” traditional Nicaraguan, arranged by Rosephanye Powell
”Corner of the Sky” from “Pippin,” arranged by Teena Chinn
”Morokeni (Greeting Song),” traditional Kwangali and Sotho, arranged by Bernard Kruger

All-County High School Chorus
Gwen Hall, Clinician
Lisa Johnson, Accompanist
Joel Wenger, Cellist

"The Path We Take" by Neil Ginsberg
"Tshotsholoza (Go Forward)," traditional African, adapted by Jeffery L. Ames
"Lean on Me (with We Shall Overcome)" arranged by Mark Hayes
"God Will Give Orders/Sweet Child" by Sarah Quartel
"I Seek a Journey" by Gwen McLeod Hall

Earlier Event: March 21
Honors Vocal Music Recital
Later Event: April 12
Williamsburg Heritage Festival