Shorter College Chorale paying tribute to America, veterans with “Star Spangled Salute”
September 14 - The Shorter College Chorale, widely regarded as one of the finest collegiate choral ensembles in the southeastern United States, will honor military veterans and American patriotism with their “Star Spangled Salute” performance on Saturday, Sept. 19.
The fund-raising performance will feature several musical surprises and solemn tributes to veterans, as well as an array of upbeat songs like “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree.”
According to Shorter College Chorale director and music professor Dr. Martha Shaw, the Chorale will also debut a specially arranged version of The National Anthem, written for this event by Shorter alumna Judy Kerlin Mason. “This event brings out all things patriotic,” Shaw said. “We will perform ‘America the Beautiful,’ ‘The Battle Hymn of the Republic,’ and many more patriotic pieces. This is going to be a great and very moving concert. We wanted to make this event something really special for veterans and their families.”
The concert serves as a fundraiser for the Shorter Chorale, and in addition to the performance, the event will also offer an outdoor reception beginning at 6:30 p.m. and a dinner at 7 p.m. The Chorale performance will begin at 7:45 p.m.
Tickets are $40 per person and are $20 for veterans. The event will be held at Shorter’s Hilltop Café inside the Sheffield Thompson Building. For tickets, call the Shorter College Box Office at 706-233-7288.
Founded in 1873, Shorter College is a Christian college committed to excellence in education. Since 2003, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shorter among the South’s best baccalaureate colleges. The college offers bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas, master’s level and undergraduate degree programs for working adults, online courses, and a vibrant intercollegiate athletic program. Shorter will transition to university status June 1, 2010. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.