NC Singers Promote Scholarship in the Name of Dr. Sally Cherrington Beggs

April 19, 2013

The Newberry College Singers, conducted by Dr. Chris Sheppard, will present a program of all sacred music on April 19 at 8:00 p.m. in Wiles Chapel.  Assisted by esteemed professor, Dr. Robert Hawkins, the choir will perform Zoltan Kodaly’s “Missa Brevis,” accompanied by organ. This mass was composed in 1944, while the composer and his wife were living in the cellar of the Budapest Opera House as the Soviet army fought to clear the Nazi army from the city.

As part of the concert, the Department of Music is promoting a scholarship in the name of Dr. Sally Cherrington Beggs. Dr. Cherrington Beggs served the department as chair, organist, and church music professor for over ten years. The scholarship has been established to assist students interested in church music. In fact, one of the pieces on the concert is by noted composer Moses Hogan, who, like Dr. Cherrington Beggs, was taken too soon from us as a result of cancer.

The program will also feature several other church music styles: an early American hymn, a piece from the St. Olaf tradition, a well-known anthem (“With a Voice of Singing”), and two spirituals.

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