The Second Thursday Scholarship Series at the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music usually features one or two of the school’s talented ensembles or performers, but March’s edition offers quite a bit more: five times more, in fact.
The March 17 UGA Choral Showcase in Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall brings five of the School of Music’s accomplished vocal ensembles to the stage for a night of choral music new and old. The 7:30 p.m. performance is on the third Thursday this month due to this year’s spring break.
“The Choral Showcase will be a celebration of the many styles and sounds of choral music at UGA,” said Dan Bara, the John D. Boyd UGA Foundation Professor of Choral Music and director of choral activities at the music school.
Tickets for the performance are $18, $5 with a UGA student ID. Tickets are available at pac.uga.edu, by calling 706-542-4400 or by visiting the Performing Arts Center box office.
The showcase will feature the UGA Glee Clubs, both men’s and women’s, and Collegium Musicum, specializing in early choral music, led by J.D. Burnett, associate director of choral activities; the African American Choral Ensemble led by Gregory Broughton, chair of the voice area at the School of Music; and the Hodgson Singers, led by Bara.
“We’re hoping this will be an engaging and entertaining program for the audience, featuring a collage-like succession of choral performances,” Bara said.