JC Voices perform “The Human Heart” spring concert in Laurel

Written By: Teresa McCreery
Email Address: teresa.mccreery@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2017-03-08 18:54:26

ELLISVILLE- The public is invited to join Jones County Junior College’s JC Voices as they present their annual spring concert, The Human Heart, on Tuesday, March 28, at First-Trinity Presbyterian Church in Laurel. The chamber singers, under the direction of Dr. Susan A. Smith, will begin with “Gloria” from Jonathan Dove’s Missa Brevis. Retired JCJC faculty organist and former JC Voices accompanist, Kay Guiles will accompany the chamber singers on the famous 1968 Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ for this piece. 

“The group chose The Human Heart as a theme for this year’s program to emphasize the text of William Wordsworth’s transcendent poem: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood.  The singers look back on the entirety of one’s life at joys, fears, laughs, and tears, and through music, beckon the audience to take nothing for granted in their daily lives,” explained Dr. Susan Smith.

Also featured during the spring concert will be JCJC high brass instructor, Dr. Patrick Richards.  He will be accompanying the singers on horn for Ubi caritas, and Be Thou My Vision from Paul Basler’s Songs of Faith.  Dr. Jonathan Jung will accompany JC Voices on works by Norman Dello Joio, Eric Barnum, Paul Basler, Daniel Elder, and Craig Hella Johnson.  The ensemble will perform other a cappella selections by John Rutter, Eric William Barnum, Ronald Staheli, Edward Elgar, and Robert S. Cohen.  For more information about this free concert contact the JCJC Fine Arts Department at 601-477-4094.

JC Voices Chamber Choir--spring 2017 
Chancee Davis, Terry
Carter Poister, Laurel
Lucy Taylor, Laurel
Benjamin Husbands, Pearl
Sarah Conn, Roxie
Jonathan LaCourse, Long Beach
Miles Dennis, Soso
Amy Champion, Lafayette, LA
Devin Vete, Brooklyn
Elizabeth Morrison, Long Beach
Joshua Anderson, Sand Hill
Melody Howard, Long Beach
Reagan Arnold, Collins
Addison Nelms, Brandon
Katherine Hovan, Chalmette, LA
Devin Boothe, Lucedale
Abigail Smith, Ellisville
Jennifer Hart (Associate Director)
Dr. Susan A. Smith (Conductor)
Jordan Sanders, Ellisville
Phebe Tisdale, Phebe
Joseph Welch, Moselle
Stephen Jones, Starkville
Dr. Jonathan Jung, accompanist


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