Daniel Hahn, who recently earned his Mastersİin Musicİin Organ Performance fromİYale University, is one ofİan outstanding array of young artists who will performİin the Briarwood Academy Chorus sponsored Scholarship Benefit Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22, at the First United Methodist Church in Thomson.
A l998 graduate of Briarwood, hwill be eperforming organ works by J. S. Bach and Marcel Dupre. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance from the prestigious Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY, and a Master of Music from Yale University School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music in New Haven, CT. Mr. Hahn, who is the son of Danny and Anne Hahn of Dearing, is currently Director of Church Music at St. Columba's Episcopal Church in Cumming.
Daniel Hahn will perform at special concert.
The program will be composed of classical music with the exception of some contemporary works by Briarwood graduates T. J. and Tiffany Mimbs, both students at the University of Georgia, according to Briarwood Choral Director Jeanie Joesbury. The brother and sister duo will perform original compositions for voice and guitar by T. J.
Another brother and sister will also be performing, although not as a duo. Laura Baldwin, a sophomore majoring in music at Mercer University in Macon and a Governor's Honors Program participant in Piano in 2003 will be performing
Her brother, Joseph, a junior at Briarwood, will be performing vocally and on the piano.
Briarwood junior Matthew Rivers, a talented ballet dancer, who performs frequently with Augusta West Dance Studio, will perform a liturgical dance. He is currently a Governor's Honors Program nominee in Dance.
Briarwood literary team members, who swept the musical events at the GISA Region 1AA competition for the second year, will perform the pieces with which they captured their region championships.
The trio composed of senior Alli Wood, junior Anna Harden and sophomore Heather Neal will perform.
The quartet of Joseph Baldwin, Davis Griffin, Jason Dunham, and Seth Williford will perform De Animals a-Coming and Gentle Annie.
Girls soloist Wendi Wilson will perform a soprano descant with the high school chorus singing Dona nobis pacem.
The Briarwood elementary honors choir, the middle school choir and the high school chorus will perform classical music by J. S. Bach and Scarlatti.
Proceeds from the concert will be used to benefit college students majoring in music or high school students participating in honors music activities.
Tickets may be purchased for $10 at Briarwood Academy.