COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Area residents can enjoy the
sounds of the season on Monday, Dec. 2, with the Lindsey Wilson
College Singers and Concert Choir present "A Community Christmas
The concert will be presented at 7 p.m. CT on
Monday, Dec. 2, at Columbia Baptist Church, 201 Greensburg St. The
concert is free and open to the public.
In addition to the Lindsey Wilson choral ensembles,
the Dec. 2 concert will feature the String Chamber Ensemble: Wansoo
Cho, Hana Park and Hannah Warren, with Saliem Henderson, Denis
Santos and Gabriella Batista.
"We're pulling together some unique forces for this
experience," said LWC Associate Professor of Music and Director of
Choral Ensembles Gerald Chafin.
The Dec. 2 concert will include traditional pieces
-- including a Celtic styling of "I Saw Three Ships" and an a
cappella interpretation of "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" -- as
well as a new musical setting of the early-19th century carol
One of the more intriguing presentations of the
evening will be when the Lindsey Wilson Singers perform "In the
Silence" as violinist Cho plays "I Wonder As I Wander" by legendary
Kentucky composer John Jacob Niles.
The Singers will also perform three pieces by
Cincinnati composer Howard Helvey: "Fum, Fum, Fum," "Coventry
Carol" and "The Holly Bears a Berry." All three pieces will be
accompanied by two pianos.
"Howard Helvey has expanded the repertoire greatly
for two pianos and choir. The two pianos together are much like an
orchestra -- it's big, it's brassy, it's got unusual chords,"
Chafin said. "So the two pianos become an orchestra in and of
themselves, and the Singers just happen to be doing some singing
along with it."
In celebration of the centennial of the birth of
British composer Benjamin Britten, the Concert Choir will perform
the aggressive "This Little Babe," which is set to a text by the
16th-century British Catholic martyr Robert Southwell.
"You would think that such a nice-sounding title
must be so calm and quiet like a lullaby," Chafin said. "It's very
fast, it's very fiery. Lots of texts that talk about the battle
between Christ and Satan and the birth of the child. And so it's a
Other selections scheduled to be performed are
"Sing for Joy This Festive Day" and "Sing We Now of
Members of the Lindsey Wilson Concert
Choir are: Courtney Adkins of Albany, Ky.; Orissa Jai
Astar of Columbia; Emmalee Baker of Columbia; Torey Baker of
Columbia; Latasha Calton of Williamsburg, Ky.; Maggie Coleman of
Columbia; Tera Combs of Shelbyville, Ky.; Breanna Copenhaver of
Mount Vernon, Ky.; Emma Coslow of Somerset, Ky.; LaDevany Franklin
of Glasgow, Ky.; Jasmine Dowell of Campbellsville, Ky.; Maria Hook
of Louisville, Ky.; Molly Kirby of Waynesburg, Ky.; Katie Koper of
Central City, Ky.; Carolyn Laux of Louisville, Ky.; Keegan Ludwig
of Glasgow, Ky.; Hannah McCandless of Elizabethtown, Ky.; Elizabeth
Meyer of Columbia, Ky.; Eunice Mukaz of Louisville, Ky.; Delaney
Overstreet of Parksville, Ky.; Rebekah Sanders of Waynesville,
Ohio; Bailey Scott of Auburn, Ky.; Shelia Marie Stacy of Kevil,
Ky.; Miwa Sugiyama of Chita, Japan; Jessica Turner of
Tompkinsville, Ky.; Abbey Warren of Columbia; Hannah Warren of
Columbia; Elizabeth Wilmoth of Louisville, Ky.; Sarah Wood of
Bowling Green, Ky.; and Mari Yabumoto of Anjo, Japan.
Members of the Lindsey Wilson Singers
are: Jesse Baize of English, Ind.; Emmalee Baker of
Columbia; Jacob Bryant of Louisville, Ky.; Keegan Burney of Pewee
Valley, Ky.; Nicole Burton of Liberty, Ky.; Troy Butler of Albany,
Ky.; Abigail Calhoun of Lexington, Ky.; Stephen Chafin of Columbia;
Amber Clark of Kennesaw, Ga.; Jeremy Cloyd of Tompkinsville, Ky.;
Kailyn Conner of Albany, Ky.; Andrew Ferguson of Columbia; Quenton
Ford of Campbellsville, Ky.; Charlie Gibson of Frakes, Ky.; Caitlyn
Harrod of Springfield, Ky.; Haley Hicks of Edmonton, Ky.; Maria
Hook of Louisville, Ky.; Jared Hunter of Albany, Ky.; Katie Koper
of Central City, Ky.; Carolyn Laux of Louisville, Ky.; Ashley
Perkins of Greensburg, Ky.; Chelsea Pike of Campbellsville, Ky.;
Emily Ramage of Columbia, Ky.; Will Reynolds of Campbellsville,
Ky.; A.J. Robinson of Radcliff, Ky.; Zachary Sales of Jamestown,
Ky.; Rebekah Sanders of Waynesville, Ohio; Bailey Scott of Auburn,
Ky.; Brittany Smith of Albany, Ky.; Hannah Warren of Columbia;
Marcus Wethington of Campbellsville, Ky.; Connor Wooten of
Edmonton, Ky.; and Eli Young of Greensburg, Ky.