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04-15-2012


Cumberlands Singers present Spring Concert

 


Williamsburg, Ky. – On Thursday, April 12th, the University of the Cumberlands (UC) Cumberlands Singers performed their annual Spring Concert in the Nell Moore Recital Hall. The Cumberland Singers consisted of 65 students this semester.

The music performed at the concert covered a wide range of styles with two parts to the concert. The first half consisted of sacred choral selections, some contemporary Christian pieces, and a moving secular piece. The second part to the concert featured a Disney medley of tunes performed by the women of the Cumberland Singers.

 


The men of Cumberland Singers got their own part in the concert as well singing “Louie, Louie” and “Wild Thing!” A “surfin” medley choreographed by Stacey Edwards Wilhite was also performed by the entire Cumberland Singers group and featured Cody Hurts, Katie Thomas, and Chelsea Burchfield with solos. The concert was concluded with the entire Cumberland Singers group for the finale of “Twist and Shout.”

The Cumberland Singers is a Choral group at UC open to any student that is interested in signing. There is no audition for the group and students who register for the class receive general education course credit and a small stipend. The singers meet twice a week as a regular class where the students learn new music through consistent work. The class functions as an academic class as well as a support group for the students involved. At the end of one class per week there is a weekly devotional and prayer requests.

Located in Williamsburg, KY, University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of student; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master's degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.