University News
For Immediate Release: 
Nov 28 2004

Conchords to Perform Tuesday, November 30 at Concord

Athens, W.Va. - The ConChords will perform Tuesday, November 30 at 7 p.m. in the Alexander Fine Arts Center Art Gallery (lobby area). The Concord University Barbershop Quartet will also perform several selections.

ConChords is a select choral ensemble directed by Dr. Christopher Ryder, assistant professor of music at Concord. The group is made up of 24 students of various majors. The ConChords have just returned from a tour to Nashville, Tennessee, where they gave two performances at Belmont University.

The program includes chamber music repertoire from the Renaissance to the 21st Century, including compositions by Giovanni Palestrina, William Byrd, Felix Mendelssohn, and Randall Thompson. The program also includes more contemporary repertoire, including songs by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and James Taylor.

The Concord University Barbershop Quartet will also perform several selections, and selected Concord voice students will perform selections from Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods.”

Members of the ConChords are: Aaron Brakefield, Sherman Brown, Cindy Chaffins, Amanda Coleman, Jeremy Craft, Violet Garrison, Brandon Green, Ashley Hackney, Arden Hamrick, Sarah Karnes, Beth Lee, Kara Lewis, Keith Mann, Brandon Morgan, Michelle Morgan, Yuka Nakagawa, Nicole Reed, Alicia Saunders, Tim Sims, Russell Stewart, Stephanie Tolley, Dustin Williams, Chad Wood, James Workman.

There is no admission charge, and the concert is open to the public.

For more information contact Dr. Ryder at 1-304-384-5301 or e-mail


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