Virginia University at Parkersburg
College to host Continental Harmony recap.
CONTACT: H.G. Young III, professor of music, 304-424-8248.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Virginia University at Parkersburg will present a free program Tuesday (Sept. 24) on "Continental Harmony: Reflections on a Musical Celebration of the Millennium."
The program is open to the public and will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the college theatre.
WVU Parkersburg served as the state’s representative in the joint Continental Harmony project of the American Composers Forum and National Endowment of the Arts. More than 50 musical compositions were created to celebrate the millennium. The College Chorale premiered Kenton Coe’s "The Unknown Region: A Journey of Faith" in April, 2000 as part of the national observance.
"The projects, including ours, have been documented and deposited in the Library of Congress," H.G. Young III, professor of music and Chorale director, said.
Young will share recordings and videotapes of several of the projects from across the country during Tuesday’s program. Also, cds of the local performance will be available.
In addition, the Continental Harmony program has been extended. A grant for the second West Virginia Continental Harmony project has been awarded to the new Clay Center for Arts and Sciences in Charleston to celebrate its opening season. Young will serve as guest conductor for the Oct. 4, 2003 premiere of a new choral work and those interested in participating can contact Young at the college.
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