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GC students perform solos, duets and small ensembles in A Night of Singing

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 Georgia College’s Max Noah Singers will host its third annual fall fundraising concert, A Night of Singing, Saturday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Milledgeville.

“It gives all of us a chance to perform songs of our choice, and we’re able to express ourselves in ways that sometimes cannot be done in a large ensemble,” said junior music education major, Lauren Harbor, who is singing “Come Home Soon” by SHeDAISY.

Admission is free. Donations are encouraged to contribute to the Max Noah Singers’ 2011 Tour in December.

A Night of Singing will feature solos and duets accompanied by Sam Shanine on guitar and Leah Lee on piano, said Dr. Jennifer Flory, associate professor of music and artistic director for the event.

The Georgia College Men’s Ensemble will perform “Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)” by Billy Joel; the Ladies Quintet will sing “Mama Who Bore Me Reprise” from Spring Awakening by Duncan Sheik; and the Max Noah Singers will sing “Swifa za mahaba” by Danielle Post and “Seasons of Love” from Rent.

Sarah Fender, senior music education major, will sing a duet with Harbor, “For Good,” from Wicked, composed by Stephen Schwartz and  “Christmas Lullaby” by Jason Robert Brown.

“I chose ‘For Good’ because it is about two friends who are going their separate ways and, looking back, they realize how much they have changed because they became friends,” said Fender.

In addition to her solo and duet performances, Fender is the conductor for A Night of Singing and assistant director of the Max Noah Singers. This is Fender’s second conducting experience after last spring’s Valentine’s Day Rendezvous.

Senior art history major Chelsea Oglesby will perform “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele and in a duet, “Don’t You Wanna Stay” by Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, with junior music therapy major Johnathan Moon.

“This is the first time I have done a duet, and I’m really looking forward to it,” said Oglesby. “It’s a chance for us to perform songs that we love.”  

The Max Noah Singers embark on an annual performance and recruiting tour in December. For more information or if interested in hosting the Max Noah Singers, contact Flory at jennifer.flory@gcsu.edu or 478-445-4839.

ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, study abroad and myriad internships.

Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.

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