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Panola Choral Department presents Spring Concert

The Panola College Choir performed in concert on April 10.

April 12, 2018 - The Panola College Choral Department performed in a spring concert to a packed house at the Q.M. Martin Auditorium on Tuesday, April 10. Under the direction of Sandra Bauer, the singers performed a variety of works from classical to rock and roll.

The program included “Music’s Echo,” with percussion accompaniment by Whitney Thomas, Nicklaus Powell, Maggie Sims and Carrie Hudman. The Brahms piece, “O wusst’ ich doch den Weg zuruck” was performed in its original German language, followed by “O Lux Beatissima,” sung in Latin.

Panola Pipers Sydnee Taylor, Funminiyi Alabi and Shannon James sing “Love Will Keep Us Together.”The Panola Chamber Singers performed “Tango To Evora” with soloist Nichole Painter; “Amazing Grace” with soloist Jame’Cia Taylor, and “Bumble Bee.”

The Panola Pipers sang popular tunes including “Love Will Keep Us Together,” “Mack the Knife,” “Seven Bridges Road,” and “Bohemian Rhapsody,” featuring soloists Nichole Painter and Hunter Moon.

Concluding the program were “I Dream a World,” a song that was written after the September 11, 2001, tragedy, followed by “Benediction,” with soloist “Jame’Cia Taylor.

Ginger Cook, pianist, accompanied the singers in the concert, and Dwaine Hubbard, Panola College Band Director, sang with the chorale. Student singers include Oluwaseyi Adedayo, Susan Adewale, Ronke Ajoniloju, Aderonke Akinyemi, Funminiyi Alabi, Lily Allphin, Emily Averitt, Michael Awotula, Toluwani Ayodele, Dakota Brown, Meosha Brown, Shelby Brown, Destiny Buffin, Ahmadreion Casel, Loren Caserta, Victor Chinaka, Zakayla Cooper, Kaitlyn Cox, Kassidee Cox, Afrikina Dotson, Lucy Eke, Charles Felix, Brittany Fendall, Christopher Fischer, Latiffannie Gardner, Jamya Gossett, Emma Harden, Lauren Harris, Carrie Hudman, Shannon James, Kacia Johnson, Awele Kachikwu, Whiteny Kenani, Valarie Kirkwood, Hunter Moon, Bamise Oderinde, Osamudiamen Oriakhi, Walker Pahlman, Pamela Nichole Painter, Autumn Romine, Ademola Sanni, Mia Sartor, Maggie Sims, Ahna Stacy, Christion Taylor, Jame’Cia Taylor, Sydnee Taylor and Whitney Thomas.

Upcoming events scheduled by the Panola College music department includes a voice recital at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 in the Murphy Payne Community Room; Jazz on the Quad at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 (bring a blanket or chair); the band concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 in the Q.M. Martin Auditorium; and an instrumental recital at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26 in the Murphy Payne Room.