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UGA Hodgson Singers, University Chorus perform first concert of season

UGA Hodgson Singers and University Chorus will give their fall concert Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. in Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall. The concert is $10 for the general public and $5 for UGA students with a valid ID.

The evening will begin with the University Chorus, an ensemble of more than 90 university students, faculty, staff and others, performing Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Insanae et vanae curae” and the six-movement “Little Organ Mass.”

A performance by the Hodgson Singers, UGA’s premier chorus comprised exclusively of music majors, will close the concert. Their program includes Damijan Mocnik’s “Christus est natus;” “Crucifixus a 10 voci” by Antonio Lotti; Pawel Lukaszewski’s “Crucem tuam adoramus;” “Das ist ein köstliches Ding” by Georg Schumann; Jake Runestad’s “Nyon, Nyon;” “Two Songs from Five Childhood Lyrics” by John Rutter; Bob Chilcott’s “Marriage to my Lady Poverty;”and “Unclouded Day” by Shawn Kirchner.

“It’s definitely an eclectic concert,” said Daniel Bara, director of both ensembles and a professor at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. “In the case of the Hodgson Singers’ portion of the evening, the pieces showcase the stylistic and vocal flexibility of the ensemble.”

Much of the Hodgson Singers’ repertoire is music tentatively programmed for the group’s performance at the 2014 American Choral Directors Association Southern Division Conference in Jacksonville, Fla., in March.

In addition to their upcoming ACDA concert, the Hodgson Singers are preparing for a sold-out performance in Spivey Hall on the campus of Clayton State University, and are actively fundraising for a tour of Prague, Vienna and Salzburg this coming summer, where they have been selected to compete in the International Choral Competition Ave Verum.