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Oglethorpe musical ensembles return to Conant for fall music gala Oct. 29

After suspending in-person performances due to the pandemic, all Oglethorpe University musical ensembles are returning to the Conant Performing Art Center stage for a Fall Music Gala on Friday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m.

Each musical group will be featured in the Gala, including the Oglethorpe University Singers and Chorale, Oglethorpe University Symphony, and The Jazzy Petrels, Oglethorpe’s jazz ensemble.

Affiliate Artist in Voice Lianna Williams

Affiliate Artist in Voice Lianna Wimberly Williams

The program features music by Beethoven, Handel, Hildegard von Bingen, Duke Ellington and an original from Director of the Oglethorpe University Singers Dr. Timothy Michael Powell.

Additionally, Affiliate Artist in Voice Lianna Wimberly Williams will perform a featured solo with the Singers. New to Oglethorpe University, Williams is a vocal artist on several professional choral rosters.

“I have such a deep love for choral singing!” says Williams, a mezzo soprano.

Though the student performers in these groups were able to find creative ways to perform last year — including streaming their spring concert to Facebook Live — the Fall Music Gala is a long-awaited return to in-person performances.

The event is free for all to attend.

*All attendees must wear full face coverings while indoors in accordance with Oglethorpe University’s visitor policy.

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