UNC Asheville’s Chamber Singers will treat White House visitors to a choral concert on Wednesday, December 19, 2007. The University only formed the Chamber Singers a year ago, and already they are accepting invitations to prestigious concerts around the nation. The concert will take place during the White House’s Annual Christmas VIP tours.
Melodie Galloway, a teaching assistant in the music department of UNC Asheville, sent away the application to perform. “Because the Chamber Singers was formed just over a year ago, I knew it was a long shot. But I wanted to pursue the opportunity because I knew how valuable the experience was to me,” said Galloway said in a UNCA press release.
While in Washington, the UNCA Chamber Singers will also perform for sick and injured veterans at Walter Reed Memorial Hospital. They also have concerts lined up at the Koshland Science Museum and the Annondale United Methodist Church. The Chamber Singers will be singing traditional Christmas carols such as Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Gloria, Coventry Carol and many more classic favorites.
You can hear the UNC Asheville Chamber Singers perform And So It Goes by Billy Joel (click the hyperlink for a direct playing of the mp3 file).