Wingate University Choirs to perform free concert on campus

University Singers
Contact: Kim Williams
Communications Writer 704-233-8320

Wingate, N.C. – The four choirs at Wingate University, under direction the of Kenney Potter and Ginger Wyrick, will perform a free concert in McGee Theatre of the Batte Center on campus Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. The concert, entitled "Southern Harmony," will feature pieces with Southern roots including Sacred Harp inspired selections and African-American spirituals as well as selections by Southern composers.

“At Wingate, we strongly believe that the performing arts are an important element of a comprehensive collegiate education,” Potter said. “Our vocal and instrumental music programs promote interdisciplinary learning and assist in the development of the whole person: body, mind, and spirit.”

Wingate Choral Music
Through regional concert tours and state-wide engagements, the Wingate University choirs are recognized for excellence. With four choirs available to music majors and non-majors, every student at Wingate is offered a place to sing and is encouraged to make music performance a vital part of their undergraduate education. This singing experience is rooted in a varied repertoire that represents Western and non-western musical traditions, American sacred music, gospel and spirituals, folk songs and hymns. Recent performances included Bach’s St. John Passion, Duruflè’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and Handel’s Messiah. Committed to global education, the choirs have travelled to South Africa and to the Baltic countries of Estonia and Latvia where they received Grand Prix honors at the Pärnu International Choral Festival.

Wingate University
Wingate University, ranked as the 6th "best value" in the South by U.S. News & World Report, serves nearly 2,700 students on three campuses in Wingate, Matthews and Hendersonville, N.C. Founded in 1896, the University offers 34 undergraduate majors, 37 minors and career concentrations, numerous pre-professional programs, graduate degrees in business, accounting, education, physician assistant studies and sport administration, and doctorates in pharmacy and education. With a 14 to 1 student/teacher ratio, Wingate students gain the tools and support needed to excel in academics and apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life.

In addition to a robust intramural athletics program, Wingate student athletes compete in 20 NCAA Division II sports. The University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past six years. For more information, go to