Students and faculty perform Riley's "In C" as audience members gather around on stage.
The twelve-hour marathon concert held in Tyler-Tallman hall on Thursday, September 8, 2005, was a roaring success. Nearly 150 people from across the student body, faculty, staff, and town volunteered their time and energy by getting on stage and performing for a constantly changing and receptive audience. Performances ran the gamut of music studied and practiced at the college, from works by Palestrina, Purcell, and Mozart to rock, rap, and bluegrass, and a concluding improvisatory performance of Terry Riley’s In C. There were singers, choirs, bands, quartets, fiddles, banjos, guitars, trumpets, saxophones, harpsichords, and much more. The total amount raised for the Red Cross’s Hurricane Katrina relief efforts was $12,406.97, a remarkable figure made possible by some large anonymous donations. The music department is particularly grateful to the departmental assistants from across the college who, under the coordination of Ed Kania and Beth Covington, donated purchasing rebates totaling $8,000.
David Dennis ”08 performs for Katrina Relief
Thanks to all who participated, with apologies to those names we’ve inadvertently left off: Jacque Culpepper, Cynthia Lawing, Lexi Hamilton, Annie Wadman, The Four Coursemen, Matt Petit, Karl Plank, Mary Thornberry, Justin Neill, Henry Lebedinsky, Brenda Flanagan, Brit Price, Billy Jones, Billy Jones, H2K, Tim Chartier, Neil Lerner, Kelsey Maiorano, Sims Hill, David Palko, Virgil Price, the Davidson College Concert Choir, Rebecca Ruhlen, Russell Howard, Will Winter, the Davidson College String Ensemble, the Davidson College Brass Quintet, Off Main Jazz Quintet, Brent McCormick, the Hoffler Family, Kate Minogue, Diane Thornton, Tara Villa, Ruskin Cooper, Gizzle, Sarah Pinson, Bill Lawing, Andrew Whiteman, Usman Salahuddin, Sarah Cantrell, Christie Murphy, David Dennis, Chris Burton, Patrick Coman, The Delilah’s, Grant Connette, and all who performed in Terry Riley’s In C.
Continuing relief and fundraising efforts continue on campus; click here for
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