Hayes School of Music hosts concert, rehearsals
Appalachian State University’s Hayes School if Music is ringing in the New Year with a concert Jan. 17 and Appalachian Chorale rehearsals Jan. 23.
Organist Andrew Scanlon performs Jan. 17
Organist Andrew Scanlon will present a guest recital Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.
Scanlon is a member of the keyboard faculty at East Carolina University and the organist-choirmaster at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Greenville.
He has performed at national conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the Organ Historical Society, as well as throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, including in some of the world’s most significant religious venues such as St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Notre-Dame Cathedral, The American Cathedral and La Trinité (Paris).
His recital in Boone will include two movements from Felix Mendelssohn’s “Sonata in A Major, Op 65, No. 3,” Bach’s “Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor, BWV 542,” Jean Langlais’ “Suite Medièvale en forme de messe basse” and George Shearing’s “There is a Happy Land.”
Appalachian Chorale rehearsals begin Jan. 23
The Appalachian Chorale continues its 36th season with rehearsals for Part II of “Elijah” by Felix Mendelssohn.
All interested singers are invited to attend rehearsals beginning Monday, Jan. 23. Rehearsals are held every Monday during Appalachian State University’s academic semester, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 214 of the Broyhill Music Center on campus.
The concert will be presented on Tuesday, May 1, at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall.
The Appalachian Chorale was founded in 1975 as the University Choral Society. Former music directors include R. Carroll Stegall, Dennis Johnston, Clinton Parker, Robert Jones, Stephen Hopkins, Brian Bailey, Roosevelt Escalante and Pamela Hopton-Jones.
Current music director Dr. Joby Bell welcomes all interested singers. No audition is required. For more information, contact Bell at (828) 262-6467 or (firstname.lastname@example.org)