The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

February 4, 2014

Wingate University Singers and Chamber Choir begin winter tour


Tuesday, February 4, 2014 —  Wingate, N.C. – The Wingate University Singers and Chamber Choir, under the direction of Dr. Kenney Potter, will be performing concerts around the state. They will perform sacred works from the 18th century as well as the 21st century. Additionally, they will be performing African-American spirituals and South African folk songs.

Their schedule follows:

Sunday, Feb. 23 First Baptist Church in Monroe, N.C. at 10:45 a.m.

Sunday, Feb. 23 Knollwood Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, N.C. at 7 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 24 First A. R. Presbyterian Church in Gastonia, N.C. at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 25 Corinth Reformed Church in Hickory, N.C. at 7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 27 McGee Theater Wingate University in Wingate, N.C. at 7:30 p.m.

Wingate Choral Music

Through regional concert tours and state-wide engagements, the Wingate University choirs are recognized for excellence. With four choirs available to music majors and non-majors, every student at Wingate is offered a place to sing and is encouraged to make music performance a vital part of their undergraduate education.  This singing experience is rooted in a varied repertoire that represents Western and non-western musical traditions, American sacred music, gospel and spirituals, folk songs and hymns. Committed to global education, the choirs have travelled to South Africa and to the Baltic countries of Estonia and Latvia where they received Grand Prix honors at the Pärnu International Choral Festival.