UGA’s top vocal ensembles will give a joint concert in the “UGA Choral Showcase” Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Hall of the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10, $5 for students with a UGA ID.
The concert will open with the University Chorus, a choir of more than 100 singers in its first performance under the direction of Philip Moody, a choral and conducting studies professor in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. The group’s set “Night and Day” includes arrangements of songs by Dolly Parton and the Beatles.
Daniel Bara, director of choral activities, will lead the Men’s Glee Club in selected spirituals, folk melodies and show tunes.
Doctoral candidate Jason Vodicka will continue the showcase with the Women’s Glee Club and a performance of folk songs from five continents.
The concert will close with the Hodgson Singers, the ensemble with the largest percentage of music majors. The group’s set “Sacred and Profane” is a collection of introspective compositions “of comfort and community” from throughout history, according to Bara.
The showcase marks the first time all four groups have shared a concert together as separate ensembles.
“Everything we’ll sing is the perfect length, no extended compositions,” said Bara. “All of the works are hors d’oeuvres, if you will.”