On Tuesday, April 30, NGCC gave a beautiful spring concert, our first following three springs with no second term, due to illness and attrition!
This concert, rescheduled because of the death of Ms. Purcell’s mother and entitled SOMEBODY’S CALLIN’ MY NAME, turned out to be a memorial concert. Following the opening numbers, featuring Taylor Stone of UNG on flute and featuring Rebekah Mildenhall on piano, we performed two spirituals. “Little Innocent Lamb” (Ruth Purcell accompanying, Julia Morang directing, Taylor Stone on flute) was offered in memory of Sara Ann Kronrot, a severly disabled girl of fifteen who led a full life, and who, with the help of technology, was a budding visual artist. By the grace of God she was also a soul full of love and joy who will be missed by family, caregivers and friends. The next piece, our concert’s title number, “Hush! Somebody’s Callin’ My Name” was conducted by Ms. Purcell with Gabrielle Willet accompanying, in honor of Julia Grace Pfau (Ruth’s mother), who lived to almost 95 and whose gifts of love, joy, fortitude, persistence, and grace had many decades to develop and flower.
The audience greatly enjoyed the closing numbers by Georgia composer Rick McKee. Singers, family, and audience enjoyed refreshments following the concert.
Stay tuned for information about our next season!