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HPU Hosts Annual Spring Concert

04.13.2010

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 13, 2010 – High Point University will celebrate the season with its annual Spring Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 27 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event, which is dedicated to the memory of Dr. E. Roy Epperson, is open to the public and free of charge.

The concert will feature the Chapel Choir, University Singers and other selected solo and ensemble musicians who will perform John Rutter?s “Requiem.” The ensemble of 85 singers will be accompanied by a full orchestra, which will include HPU students as well as faculty.

“John Rutter’s ‘Requiem’ has become a standard in the choral/orchestral repertory, and is a masterful setting of traditional requiem mass texts, as well as Psalm selections and other sacred writings,” says Dr. Marc Foster, associate professor of music and director of Choral Activities. “The ‘Requiem’ is divided into seven different movements. The first and last movements are connected thematically, as they are both prayers on behalf of humanity. The second and sixth movements are connected in that they are both settings of Psalm texts. Movements three and five are both personal prayers to Christ, and finally, movement four serves as the central movement in the work ? the setting of Sanctus, which is in essence an affirmation of Divine Glory.”

Foster adds that “Requiem” is a beautiful setting of a work, “and it’s intended to celebrate the life and memory of those we love,” he says. “This is a concert everyone will want to come and hear.”

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 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.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. 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 http://www.highpoint.edu/ or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/highpointu.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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