Jim Durham, News Bureau Director
Choral director John Campbell has a bus-full of viewpoints for audiences – hence “Perspectives,” the title for the Georgetown College Chorale’s Fall 2010 Tour through western Kentucky this week.
Campbell’s variety show includes music about the Old Testament prophets and kings, as well as the New Testament Jesus and the apostles. “A side excursion lets us hear the sounds of Gilbert and Sullivan in a scene from ‘The Gondoliers,’ before we return to the serious for a look at the church and the Christian life now and in the future, through the eyes of a modern believer,” he explained.
“We’re excited about showing what the College’s very-much alive Music Department is all about,” said Campbell, who has scheduled four church performances sandwiched around a little sight-seeing in St. Louis toward the end of this week. The chorale will also perform on Thursday morning (Oct. 7) for an audience at Louisville Ballard High School where Broadway Baptist’s minister of music, Noel Weaver, is choir director.
The tour schedule is:
- Wednesday, October 6
Broadway Baptist Church
4000 Brownsboro Road, Louisville
- Thursday, October 7
Gospel Mission Worship Center
6905 Benton Rd, Paducah
- Sunday, October 10
Third Baptist Church
527 Allen St., Owensboro
- Sunday, October 10
First Baptist Church Elizabethtown; co-sponsored by Living Faith Baptist Fellowship
107 Bishop Lane, Elizabethtown
The Paducah stop is actually the home church of chorale member Victoria Engelhardt, who’s become quite a “voice” at Georgetown in other ways. The Communications & Media Studies major is president of the United Nations of Georgetown, a prolific writer for the student newspaper (The Georgetonian) and helps with communications for the new inter-faith club. Vocally, her rendition of “Climb Every Mountain” from “The Sound of Music” contributed to her winning the College’s 2010 Belle of the Blue Scholarship Pageant in February; and she will sing the part of Gianetta from “The Gondoliers,” both on this tour and when the full Lyric Theatre Society of Georgetown College performs this comic operetta on campus Nov. 5-6.
“Singing in my church is why I’m a Church Music & Religion double minor,” said Victoria, who was the first teenager to become a member of her church’s Adult Choir during her sophomore year in high school. “To sing in front of everyone and glorify God at the same time means everything!”
Central Kentucky music-lovers will be able to hear the “Perspectives” Homecoming Concert on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. in the College’s John L. Hill Chapel.