FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 18, 2002
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-The Birmingham-Southern
College Concert Choir has produced a new compact disc of music for
the holiday season entitled "To You We Bring This Glad Noel."
The disc features over 20 selections by
the choir, performed during carol services between 1993 and 2001,
including selections from the final choir performance in the former
McCoy United Methodist Church, and subsequent services at Canterbury
United Methodist Church.
This is the first Christmas CD to be released
by the choir in many years, and the first under the direction of
Dr. Lester Seigel, Joseph Hugh Thomas Professor of Music and chair
of BSC's Division of Fine and Performing Arts.
The CD includes an arrangement by the late
Hugh Thomas, a choral music legend at Birmingham-Southern for more
than a half-century.
"It seems fitting that the first selection
on the CD is Hugh Thomas' arrangement of 'The Waits' carol, one
of his most popular carol settings," Seigel said. "The
title of the CD is taken from the last line of that arrangement."
Traditional carols, spirituals, and anthems
are featured throughout the recording.
The CD will be available through the college's Division of Fine
and Performing Arts for $12, plus $2 for shipping and handling if
mailed. To order, call 226-4950 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.