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Harding chorus to perform

The Harding University Chorus will perform a joint concert with Lipscomb University at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, in the Administration Auditorium. The choruses will perform “Carmina Burana,” a 20th century work by Carl Orff.

“‘Carmina Burana’ may well be the most delightful piece that a singer can perform with orchestra,” said Chorus Director Cliff Ganus. “This is one of the most enjoyable, large-scale works for a singer, and the chorus members are enjoying rehearsing it.”

The Chorus performed a chamber version of the same work in 2013 with a joint performance at Lipcomb University in Nashville, Tenn., on Feb. 19. Ganus said the audience had a positive response to these performances, and he expects to have a similar outcome Sunday afternoon.

“I am ecstatic about joining with the Lipscomb chorus,” Sophomore Daniel Norwood said. “Working with another group like this is always an exciting prospect to me. I enjoy collaborating and combining talents because I know, like this performance, every member will put forth maximum effort to produce a wonderful result.”

Approximately 110 students will sing “Carmina Burana.” For the performance, a chamber version will be performed including percussionists Amy Davis, David Parker, Cole Pennington, Dean Oden and Michaela Woods and pianists Lis Jones and Tim Smith. The solo selections of the work will be performed by designated chorus members.