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Spring Choral Concert set for March 24

March 13, 2009

Coastal Carolina University's Spring Choral Concert, a joint concert with University groups and the Conway High School choir, is set for Tuesday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium.

The University's Chamber Choir and Concert Choir, directed by Terri Sinclair, have invited the Conway High School A Cappella Choir, directed by Jacelyn Spearman, and the University guitar ensemble, directed by Daniel Hull, as guest performers at the event.

The theme of the concert is "Spring is in the air." The program will feature music with subjects relating to new beginnings, happiness and love, including "Sure On This Shining Night," "Rise Up, My Love, My Fair One" and "O My Luv's Like a Red, Red Rose," performed by the University's Chamber Choir. The University's Concert Choir will perform "It was a Lover and His Lass," "Come Away, Sweet Love" and "Life Is Happiness Indeed." The Conway choir will perform "For the Beauty of the Earth" and "Sing Me to Heaven." All choirs will combine for the grand finale of "The Promise of Living." The guitar ensemble will perform six pieces by John Dowland, originally written for 
flute, and will also accompany two pieces by the choir.

Tickets may be picked up from the Wheelwright Box Office Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., or prior to the performance. General admission is $9; seniors and alumni, $7; Coastal Carolina University and Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) students, one free ticket per valid ID; Coastal Carolina University and HGTC faculty and staff, two free tickets per valid ID; and children and teens are free with a ticket but must be accompanied by an adult.

Coastal Carolina University Concert Choir, the University's oldest musical ensemble, is comprised of a large mixed choral ensemble that is open to any student without an audition. The University's Chamber Choir is an advanced vocal ensemble whose students repertoire encompasses all periods of Western music history, with emphasis on a cappella chamber music from the Renaissance period and the 20th century.

Sinclair, director of choral activities and coordinator of vocal studies at the University, earned a bachelor's degree in piano performance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master's degree in choral conducting from Florida State University and a doctor of musical arts degree in choral conducting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She was also a recipient of the Teacher of the Year award in 2005-2006.

Hull, teaching associate, is an active soloist and ensemble musician and has performed throughout the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. In addition to directing the University's guitar ensembles, Hull also teaches guitar and music appreciation. He earned a bachelor's degree from Illinois State University and a master's degree and doctoral degree from the Eastman School of Music.

For more information, contact the Wheelwright Box Office at 843-349-2502.