Concentus Vocum Begins Concert Tour

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Concentus Vocum will embark on a tour of West Virginia and Washington D.C. from December 11 through 15. The ensemble will visit and work with high school choral programs throughout the state and offer performances at host churches in the evenings.

The tour begins Tuesday, December 10, at Bridgeport United Methodist Church at 7 p.m.  Then the group will travel on Wednesday, December 11, visiting Parkersburg South High School, and presenting a choral program at 7 p.m. at Cook Memorial Baptist Church in Pineville.

On Thursday, December 12, the group will visit Greenbrier High School in Lewisburg and present a 7 p.m. concert at Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley. The following day, Friday, December 13, they will visit Woodrow Wilson High School. A concert will be presented at

Perry Memorial United Methodist Church in Shady Spring at 7 p.m.

The tour concludes on Sunday, December 15 with a concert at Vienna Baptist Church in Vienna, VA at 3 p.m.

Concentus Vocum is one of three choral ensembles currently offered at West Virginia Wesleyan College.  A select chamber vocal ensemble, the members of Concentus Vocum are chosen from the larger Concert Chorale.  The ensemble performs works selected predominantly for smaller chamber choir settings.  Literature includes music from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary periods, as well as jazz and musical theatre.  Membership is by audition only, and the ensemble meets three times per week.

Dr. R. Daniel Hughes is director of choral activities and associate professor of music at Wesleyan, where he conducts the Wesleyan Singers, Concert Chorale and Concentus Vocum.  He also teaches private and class voice, choral conducting, music and ethics and works in conjunction with the Department of Theatre & Dance.

For more information about this tour and the choral ensembles at West Virginia Wesleyan College, please contact Dr. Hughes at hughes_r@wvwc.edu.