November 22, 2006
LINCOLN’S CONCERT CHOIR HOLDS CHRISTMAS EVENT
UNIVERSITY, PA. - The Lincoln
University Concert Choir will hold its annual Christmas Concert
on Thursday, November 30 at 7 p.m. at the Oxford Presbyterian
Church, 6 Pine Street in Oxford.
A highlight of the concert will
be the choir’s
rendition of “Mass in G” by Franz Schubert. Works
by Javier Busto, John W. Work, Amadeus Mozart and Georg Frideric
Handel also will be performed. The choir will be joined by
the Oxford Presbyterian Church Choir to sing the hallelujah
chorus from Handel’s Messiah.
Student soloists will be
featured and include sopranos Makiah Brown, Ashley Howard,
Karla Prattis, and Naheemah Robinson; alto Talesia Felder;
tenors Kaelen Coleman, Mark Collier, and Ryan James-Turner;
and basses Michael Dickerson, Robert Green, and Leonard Worley.
William C. Garcia, a professor of music, is the choir’s
artistic director and conductor. Ms. Paula Reynolds will
serve as the accompanist and Peter Slaugh, a Lincoln graduate,
will conduct the Oxford Presbyterian Church Choir.
choir has an active schedule during the academic year. In
addition to performances at all major university Convocations,
the choir’s most recent performance away
from campus was the 19th Annual Thurgood Marshall Scholarship
Fund dinner in New York. During its annual spring concert
in April, the choir presented concerts in Hartford, Stamford,
and Bridgeport, Connecticut as well as Newark and East Orange,
The annual Christmas event is sponsored
jointly by the University Lectures and Recitals Series and
the Oxford Presbyterian Church, where the pastor is the Rev.
Kerry Slinkhard. The
event is free and open to the public.
Founded in 1854, Lincoln University
is a premier, Historically Black University that combines
the best elements of a liberal arts and sciences-based undergraduate
core curriculum 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.
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