Concord University Choir To Perform In Concert

For Immediate Release: 
Apr 20 2016

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,     




ATHENS, W.Va. – The Concord University Choir will present a concert on Friday April 22, 2016 at 5 p.m. in the Fine Arts Main Theatre on Concord’s Athens, W.Va. campus.

The choir will perform various musical selections such as “What’ll I Do?” and “Afternoon on a Hill.” The composer of “Afternoon on a Hill” Eric Barnum says “I think this piece was, most importantly an experiment in what the role of the piano, could be, or should be in an accompanied choral piece.” It is a musical soundscape poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay. This picturesque setting includes wind-blowing sounds for the sopranos and tenors while the rest of the choir sings, “I watch the wind bow down the grass.”

“What’ll I Do?” by Irving Berlin is a piece written in 1923. In the lyrics, the singer questions how he or she will get by now that a recent romance has ended.

Other selections include “Awake, O North Wind,” “Little Innocent Lamb,” “Yesterday,” “Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord,” and the Concord University Alma Mater which will feature alumni from the audience.

Concord seniors Allison Whitener and Rhian Hobbs will be featured soloists during the concert.

This concert is free and open to the public. Concord students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the community are invited to attend. For more information, contact Dr. Kelly Hudson at (304) 384-5301 or email at


Kimberlin Massie, a public relations major at Concord University, wrote this news release.


Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086

if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.