Lee Chorale and Handbell Choir to Present “A Grand Night for Music”

On Thursday, March 14, the Lee University School of Music will present “A Grand Night for Music” with Lee Chorale, directed by Dr. William R. Green, and Lee Handbell Choir, directed by Laud Vaught. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Pangle Hall.

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 The performance will include Mac Huff’s “It’s a Grand Night for Singing” and “Love is an Open Door,” Mark Hayes’ “Love is Here to Stay,” Sondheim’s “Agony,” and Holden’s “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name,” among others.

 The program will conclude with “Let the Words of My Mouth,” a piece commissioned for the Lee University Chorale and written by Dr. John Wykoff, composer and music professor at Lee.

 Lee University Chorale is known for the breadth of its repertoire, which ranges from sacred classical works and spirituals to vibrant cultural pieces. The ensemble has been featured in performances at Carnegie Hall and has traveled across Europe, performing at the Vatican, St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice, St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, and most recently in Austria in a tour that included performances in cathedrals and concert halls in Salzburg, Melk, and Vienna.

 Green serves as dean of Lee’s School of Music and a professor of choral music. He has collaborated with many of today’s leading conductors and has led performances of many of the major works for chorus and orchestra. He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Kentucky and the Master of Music from Georgia State University.

 Vaught serves as coordinator for Lee’s Music Resource Center, in addition to teaching. He has also been in music ministry since 1984 in Atlanta, Charlotte, Cleveland, and Las Vegas. He earned his master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in music education from University of Tennessee at Knoxville and Lee College, respectively.

 The performance is free, non-ticketed, and open to the public.

 For more information, contact the School of Music at music@leeuniversity.edu or by calling (423) 614-8320.