SALEM, Va.- The Roanoke College Choir, under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Sandborg, will present its annual spring concert Friday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 125 West Main Street, Salem. The public is invited to attend at no charge.
Special guests will join the choir in singing a variety of choral styles and genres, including folk songs and spirituals.
The Roanoke College Choir has been heard frequently in collaboration with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, in its traditional holiday concert, "Lessons and Carols," at St. Andrew's Catholic Church and in 12 countries since 1996.
Most recently, the choir performed at the Washington National Cathedral on an invitation from the Washington, D.C. Lutheran Synod organization. The choir also contributed to commemorative activities throughout Normandy, France, recognizing the 60th anniversary of D-Day. Recent guest clinicians and conductors have included Gunnar Eriksson (Sweden), Ulrikka Molin (Sweden), Stefan Forssén (Sweden), Roger Treece, a member of Bobby McFerrin's VOICESTRA and Lone Larsen, associate director of the Swedish Radio Choir (Denmark). Sandborg has served as the choir's conductor since 1985.
Roanoke College, the country's second oldest Lutheran-related college, is an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college. Roanoke is one of just 276 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the "best in the Southeast." Roanoke's 1,900 students represent 41 states across the U.S. and 25 foreign countries.
For further information, please call the Public Relations Office, (540) 375-2282.