Soprano Dina Cancryn will perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Ford Auditorium at Berry College.
Originally from Long Island, N. Y., Cancryn has been devoted to telling the stories of composers in song since 1988. She explores repertoire from diverse cultural backgrounds while reflecting on her rich experience. Cancryn is an associate professor of voice at the McLean School of Music at Middle Tennessee State University while maintaining an active performing schedule.
Cancryn highlights her commitment to diversity by weaving standard classical European repertoire with African- American art songs in her recital programs.
This event is free and open to the public.
The Berry College Brass Ensemble Fall Tour
The Berry College Brass Ensemble announces its fall concert tour with three performances at local churches in November.
The group will perform at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at Shorter Avenue Baptist, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Pisgah Baptist, and 6 p.m. at New Armuchee Baptist. All of events are free and open to the public.
The ensemble consists of five trumpets, four horns, four trombones, one euphonium, and three tubas. Berry Fine Arts Department Chairman Stan Pethel directs the group. The performance will include arrangements of “Psalm XIX” by Marcello, “Australian Hymn” by Grainger, and several hymn settings by Pethel including, “Whiter than Snow”, “Fantasia of Praise”, “Near the Cross”, and “The Church’s One Foundation.”
The brass ensemble has toured each fall for the past 18 years. The tour is affectionately called the “Pizza Tour” due to the many stops at local pizzerias following the concerts.