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Posted on: March 8, 2019

Chowan University Choirs


The Chowan University Singers and Men's Chorus, the premier touring choral ensembles of Chowan University, combined with the Chowan Community Chorus, will present an exciting and varied program of classical and contemporary choral music, at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts on Sunday, April 28, 2019, at 3:30pm. Chowan Singers is a select ensemble of 25 students, about half of whom are music majors. Chowan Singers has presented numerous concerts throughout North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic region. In addition, the group has traveled in recent years to perform in Ireland, Italy, and New York City.

The event is under the conduct of Benjamin Thorburn, an Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Chowan University.

A versatile conductor and singer with experience in opera, oratorio, and early music, he has appeared as a soloist throughout Virginia, the mid-Atlantic, and the Northeast. As a music scholar, he is a specialist in Baroque music and performance practice and has presented his research at national and international conferences. He was previously Director of Vocal Studies at Bluefield College in Virginia. He received a Ph.D. in music history from Yale University and a Bachelor of Arts in music from the University of Rochester. Tickets are only $10. Call the box office at 757.923.2900 or visit the website at Sponsored by Charles & Juanita Pond. 

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