Lindsey Wilson Singers' "Spring Homecoming Concert" to be March 20
Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 [11:37 PM]
The Lindsey Wilson Singers' "Spring Homecoming Concert" will be 7
Thursday, March 20, at Columbia Baptist Church.
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- The Lindsey Wilson College
Singers went West earlier this month, and area residents can hear
all about it Thursday night.
The Lindsey Wilson Singers will give their annual "Spring
Homecoming Concert" at 7 p.m. CT Thursday, March 20, at Columbia
Baptist Church, 201 Greensburg St. It is free and open to the
Under the direction of LWC Associate Professor of Music
Gerald Chafin, the 31-member choral ensemble
toured last week throughout Colorado and New Mexico, where they
performed at several churches as well as the Air Force Academy
Cadet Chapel in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Thursday night's concert, which will last about an hour,
will offer sacred music performed both a cappella as well with
musical accompaniment. The concert will also include a piano-violin
duet by LWC freshman Hannah Warren of Columbia and
LWC music instructor Wansoo Cho.
LWC student Rebekah Sanders of
Waynesville, Ohio, said the program's musical diversity should
appeal to a broad range of audience members.
"Some of the pieces sound like what you would hear in a
cathedral, and others are a lot more upbeat and contemporary,"
One of the more intriguing songs that will be performed
Thursday night is an international interpretation of the
African-American spiritual "Soon I Will Be Done." Part of it will
be sung in Korean.
"The reason for that is that song is really popular in
South Korea, which is an interesting fact we would not have known
without Mr. Cho, who is from South Korea," Sanders said.
The hymn "Alas! and Did My Saviour Bleed?" fits well with
the Lenten season of preparation, said LWC freshman Carolyn
Laux of Louisville, Ky.
"The text of the piece is very somber, and we recently
studied the crucifiction in my 'Christian Beliefs' class, which
made the text even more meaningful to me to perform," she said.
LWC senior Caitlyn Harrod of
Springfield, Ky., said performing the song "Wordless Prayer" by
Craig Courtney is a very emotional experience for her.
"It starts to talk about 'My words lie still and
lifeless,' and you kind of stay on this one pitch throughout the
whole piece, like you are lost for words -- you are lost for your
melody, you don't know where else to go," Harrod said. "And in the
chorus it says, 'Spirit, come and rest your ear upon my heart.' It
really speaks to me … tears just come to my eyes, and I feel like
it's more of a prayer than anything."
Sanders, who just completed her second spring tour with
the Lindsey Wilson Singers, said the "Spring Homecoming Concert" is
always a special event because it is performed right after members
of the Singers spend a week that includes traveling, singing and
"Last year, veteran Lindsey Wilson Singers told me what
an amazing experience it was," she said. "I believed them, but it's
just not something you can understand yourself. It really was a
life-altering experience. It was really amazing, just how close you
become with other Singers, and the people you meet and perform for.
… When we get to share our music with an audience and see the
reactions on their faces, that's such a rewarding experience."
The Lindsey Wilson Singers will perform their Spring
Homecoming Concert at 7 p.m. CT Thursday, March 20, at Columbia
Baptist Church, 201 Greensburg St.
Click here to read a Storify of the Singers'
LINDSEY WILSON SINGERS --
Emmalee Baker of Columbia; Abigail Calhoun of Lexington,
Ky.; Caitlyn Harrod of Springfield, Ky.; Ashley Perkins of
Greensburg, Ky.; Chelsea Pike of Campbellsville, Ky.; Rebekah
Sanders of Waynesville, Ohio; Brittany Smith of Albany, Ky.; and
Hannah Warren of Columbia.
Amber Clark of Kennesaw, Ga.; Kailyn Conner of Albany,
Ky.; Haley Hicks of Edmonton, Ky.; Maria Hook of Louisville, Ky.;
Katie Koper of Central City, Ky.; Carolyn Laux of Louisville, Ky.;
Emily Ramage of Columbia; and Bailey Scott of Auburn, Ky.
Jesse Baize of English, Ind.; Troy Butler of Albany, Ky.;
Jacob Bryant of Louisville, Ky.; Andrew Ferguson of Columbia; Will
Reynolds of Campbellsville, Ky.; and Marcus Wethington of
Keegan Burney of Pewee Valley, Ky.; Stephen Chafin of
Columbia; Jeremy Cloyd of Tompkinsville, Ky.; Quenton Ford of
Campbellsville, Ky.; Charlie Gibson of Frakes, Ky.; Jared Hunter of
Albany, Ky.; A.J. Robinson of Radcliff, Ky.; and Eli Young of