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Treble Choir Presents “A Break from the Ordinary”

BOONE — The Hayes School of Music presents the Treble Choir in a fall concert conducted by Priscilla Porterfield and featuring horn player Karen Robertson on Sunday, Nov. 7.

The concert will start at 6 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free. For more information, call the Hayes School of Music at (828) 262-3020.

Accompanied by pianist Amanda Sherrod, the Treble Choir will perform a variety of musical compositions including sacred, folk and classic literature. Selections to be performed include Brazilian composer Ernani Aguiar’s “Slamo 150,” the Scottish “Wi’ a Hundred Pipers,” four sacred songs composed by Houston Bright, and Randall Thompson’s “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep.”

” We are pleased this semester to welcome Hayes School of Music faculty member, Karen Robertson who will play the horn on Mulholland’s ‘So I Let Him Lead Me Home,’ based on an Emily Dickinson text,” said Porterfield.

Robertson joined the Hayes School of Music faculty in 1995. She earned a master’s of music degree in horn performance from the Cincinnati Conservatory and a doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

The Treble Choir is composed of 34 female students, ranging from freshmen to seniors of various majors.

Porterfield has directed the Treble Choir since 1991. She is a member of the Hayes School of Music voice faculty. Porterfield’s resume includes performances with the Toledo Opera, The Michigan Opera Theatre, and The Ohio Light Opera. She received a doctor of music arts degree from the University of Michigan.