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April 21, 2009

For Immediate Release


By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – The Campbellsville University Chorale and Handbell Choir will perform at The Gheens Recital Hall Friday, April 24, at 8 p.m.


The public is invited to the free concert which is in the Gosser Fine Arts Center at 210 University Drive, Campbellsville.

The chorale performs a wide variety of literature in a broad spectrum of musical styles, including accompanied and a cappella pieces and both sacred and secular selections, according to Dr. Tony Cunha, assistant professor of music and assistant dean of the School of Music, who directs the chorale.

The 51-member ensemble will perform works by G. F. Handel, John Gardner, Paul Basler, Alice Parker, Tim Sarsany, Mark Hayes, John Clements and Dr. David Hedrick, CU adjunct faculty member.

Members of the Chorale include the following: Jenna Bender of Campbellsville; Ana Cristina Caldas of Barbacena, Brazil; Rachel Crenshaw of Shepherdsville, Ky.; Dominique Danielak of Bardstown, Ky.; Carmen Drake of Hodgenville, Ky.;

Megan Dudley of Greensburg, Ky.; Dana Eberhard of Cuiaba, Brazil; Carla Edmondson of Independence, Ky.; Anna Marie Frey and Ashleigh Frey, both of Bardstown, Ky.; Chanelle Gardner of Campbellsville;

Mary Gray of Owensboro, Ky.; Brittany Hall of Lawrenceburg, Ky.; Melody Hall of Bowling Green, Ky.; Jessica Harris of Louisville, Ky.; Marissa Hazard of Campbellsville; Youngmi Hyun of Busan, South Korea;


Ahhyun Im of Ilsan, South Korea; Erin Johnson of Russellville, Ky.; Brittany Judd of Campbellsville; Yuri Kim of Masan, South Korea; Lindsey Kleyer of Simpsonville, Ky.; Morghan Lanham of Lebanon Junction, Ky.; MaryGrace Lee of Ponchatoula, La.;


Megan Massey of Science Hill, Ky.; Bridgette McIlwayne of Nicholasville, Ky.; Margareth Miguel of Sao Paulo, Brazil; Katie Rowland of Wickliffe, Ky.; Jenny Roy of Russell Springs, Ky.;


Debora M. Silva of Fortaleza, Brazil; Aubrey Skutt of Columbia, Ky.; Sarah Smith of Brandenburg, Ky.; Kristina Wallace of Hopkinsville, Ky.; Phillip Brann of Henderson, Ky.; Allen Brooks of Bardstown, Ky.;


Wansoo Cho of Busan, South Korea; Seongho Choi of Yongin, South Korea; Stephen Coates of Grayson County, Ky.; Joe Gupton of Campbellsville; Tim Howe of Grant County, Ky.; Samuel Hong of Busan, South Korea; Reyn Judd of Greensburg, Ky.;


Raeeun Moon of Busan, South Korea; Chase Moore of Somerset, Ky.; Josh Myers of Annville, Ky.; Shawn Richardson of Walnut Creek, Calif.; Jamaal Stiles of Campbellsville; Cole Torbert of Nashville, Tenn.; Jesse West of Monticello, Ky.; Bradley Whitehead of Russell Springs, Ky.; and Chris Williams of Columbia, Tenn.


Rebecca Logan is the Handbell Choir director. Handbell Choir members include: Josh Carney of Bardstown, Ky.; Mance Chappell of Dawson Springs, Ky.; Emily Dunston of Williamsburg, Ky.; Jamie Evans of Bradfordsville, Ky.; Lisa Lash of Zeeland, Mich.; Laura Beth Mann of Mt. Washington, Ky.; Tiffany Trent of Brandenburg, Ky.; Mary Gray of Owensboro; Melody Hall of Bowling Green; MaryGrace Lee of Ponchatoula, La; Jenny Roy of Russell Springs and Jesse West of Monticello, Ky.


Cunha joined the faculty of Campbellsville University in January 2007. He is the coordinator of the church music program. In addition to directing the University Chorale, he directs a contemporary ensemble (New Doxology) and teaches courses in church music and conducting at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.


He is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the Baptist Church Music Conference, the Central Kentucky Arts Series and the College Music Society.


Campbellsville University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is approved by the Kentucky Department of Education for teacher education and certification. The School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.


Students of the School of Music may choose from several programs of study leading to degrees in music. The bachelor of music degree with an area in church music prepares students for music ministry in churches. For those desiring teacher certification to teach music in public schools, the bachelor of music degree with an area in music education is available. Another option is the bachelor of arts degree with an area in music.

A minor in music or church music also is available. At the graduate level, the School of Music offers master of music degrees in music education, church music, piano pedagogy, musicology, conducting, performance (voice, piano, organ, instrumental) and a master of arts in music.

For more information about the concert, contact the School of Music at or (270) 789-5237.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,601 students who represent 93 Kentucky counties, 27 states and 31 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2009 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South for the second consecutive year. CU has been ranked 16 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his tenth year as president.