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Shorter Chorale to open its 50th Anniversary Season Nov. 10

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Rome, Ga. — The Shorter Chorale of Shorter University will open its 50th anniversary season on Friday, Nov. 10th at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Second Avenue Baptist Church, Rome with a concert titled Be Not Afraid.

The Chorale will perform selections from Palestrina and Schütz, as well as several pieces by contemporary composers Susan LaBarr, Stacey Gibbs, Daniel Brinsmead, and Philip Stopford. The Chorale will collaborate with Dr. John Reams, clarinetist and dean of Shorter’s School of Fine and Performing Arts, to perform Anthony Maglione’s O Thou Great Power in Whom I Move. This piece features virtuosic clarinet lines interwoven with a rich choral sound.

Dr. Aaron Rice

Dr. Aaron Rice

Second Avenue Baptist Church is a significant venue for the Shorter Chorale, as the space hosted the Chorale’s concerts and recording projects for many years. Dr. Aaron Rice, Shorter’s director of choral activities, stated, “Second Avenue Baptist Church has been a gracious host to this choir for many years, and it seemed fitting to open the 50th anniversary season there.”

Second Avenue Baptist Church is located at 823 East Second Ave., Rome, GA, 30161. The concert is free and open to the public.

Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christ-centered, four-year liberal arts university committed to excellence in education. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review annually include Shorter on their lists of best regional colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 40 areas of study, online courses and degree programs, undergraduate programs for working adults, and master’s programs. Learn more about Shorter at www.shorter.edu.