HPU Service Celebrates Music And Worship With Annual Festival Of Music

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 26, 2009 – High Point University celebrated the importance of music enhancing worship with the annual Festival of Music, held in the Hayworth Chapel on March 25. The festival was attended by more than 300 students, administrators, faculty, staff and members of the HPU community.

The congregation and choirs of Hayworth Chapel, as well as the Performing Arts Department at HPU, gathered together for the celebration, which featured a variety of musical groups – including the Chapel Choir, University Singers, Genesis Gospel Choir, the Petal Points and the Toccatatones. The Chapel Choir and the University Singers were directed by Carolyn Hall and accompanied by Marcia Dills, university accompanist. Duets were also performed by Alex Stryker and Abby Roarke, and Patrick Bliss and Ashley Workman. Brian Ijames performed a solo at the event as well.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu.

Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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