FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24, 2005
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Three student winners of the fifth annual Whittington Competition at Birmingham-Southern College recently performed with the Red Mountain Chamber Orchestra in the college's Hill Recital Hall.
The orchestra, led by BSC Music Professor Dr. Thomas Gibbs, accompanied the 2005 Whittington Competition winners, which were vocalist Katie Hall, a senior music-voice major from Opelika; pianist Bonnie McClure, a sophomore music major from Fortson, Ga.; and vocalist Erin Wakeman, a junior undecided major from Mobile.
The Whittington Competition is named for Frances and Dorsey Whittington, who were leaders of The Birmingham Conservatory of Music which later became the Music Department at Birmingham-Southern.