Arrangements of hymns and other inspiring songs rang out in the Barrus Concert Hall this Wednesday as Women’s Glee and University Choir held their first concert of the semester. The concert’s theme was a mixture of patriotism and gratitude to our Savior and God.
“It was a really good program, you know, about patriotism and, um, about God, and good stuff,” said Rachel Patrick, a member of University Band.
Singing well-known hymns such as “Come Come Ye Saints” and “Our Savior’s Love”, the spirit was felt by students.
“I think my favorite part was “Our Savior’s Love”, said Jared Larsen. “One, because I love it when people put the gospel into songs, you know, it really brings the spirit into my own life, so I-I really appreciate it.”
The performers have been not only practicing inside of class but also outside of class to prepare for this inspiring concert. Rachel Ditzler, a freshmen, and member of The University Choir tells us
“We meet three times a week, and there are extra rehearsals before performances and sometimes on other nights of the week. So that we can get everything prepared.”
“Individual students will also practice. Most of them practice on this music, um, at least a half an hour a day, you know, and so it’s, it’s a lot of time, a lot of effort, a lot of hard work goes into it,” said Patrick.
The concert, which was split into two different parts, ended with all the gros together performing a powerful rendition of “Dry Your Tears Africa.”
“It was a great performance and I think we did really well, and everybody’s felt the spirit,” said Ditzler.
Reporting from the Barrus Concert Hall, this is Kelsee Gates- Scroll Digital.