January 17, 2003
University Concert Choir to Perform During
Governor Rendells Inaugural Galas on January 21-22
UNIVERSITY, PA----The Lincoln University Concert Choir
will perform during the Inaugural Celebration activities
of new Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell on January
21-22, 2003 in Harrisburg.
Rendell Inauguration Committee invited the Lincoln Concert
Choir to perform at two inaugural events---on Tuesday,
January 21, between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Taste
of Pennsylvania at the State Farm Arena; and on
January 22 at 12 noon during the Open House Reception
at the Governors Mansion. The Lincoln Concert Choir
will perform such patriotic choral pieces as Battle
Hymn of the Republic by Wilhousky; Lift Every
Voice For Freedom; I Want to Thank You, Lord
by Moses Hogan; and the state song, Pennsylvania.
The Lincoln University Concert Choir is the premier choral
ensemble at the University. It has a long tradition of
excellence in choral singing. Outstanding former choir
directors include Orren Suthern, Horace Carney, and Gwendolyn
Foster. The present conductor and artistic director is
Dr. William B. Garcia, professor of Music and chair of
the Universitys Department of Visual and Performing
Concert Choir is composed of University students who are
majoring in music, computer science, communications, mathematics,
biology, chemistry, education, and other disciplines offered
at the University. They hail from Pennsylvania, New York,
Illinois, New Jersey, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Connecticut.
The Concert Choir accompanist is professor Paula Reynolds
Tyler, adjunct music faculty in pianoforte and accompanying.
In addition, Ms. Andrea Jones, newly appointed visiting
instructor of Voice and Opera, will also perform in the
program. A 1995 music graduate of Lincoln, she earned
the master of music in voice performance from the University
of Kentucky and the Artist Diploma in Opera Performance
from the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. Ms.
Jones will sing a special rendition of America,
in 1854 as Americas first Historically Black University,
Lincoln University combines the best elements of a liber
and selected graduate programs to meet the needs of students
living in a highly technological and global society. The
University is nationally recognized as a major producer
of African Americans with undergraduate degrees in the
physical sciences (biology, chemistry and physics); computer
and information sciences; and biological and life sciences.
In addition, Lincoln is ranked first in Pennsylvania in
the same categories.
April 2003 through May 2004, the University will celebrate
its sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, with an array
of campus and external events, activities and announcements.
For more information about Lincoln University, please
visit us on the web at www.lincoln.edu.
here to see photos from the event.