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Through the years, singing groups at Asbury University have gone by a number of names: the Concert Choir, the Singing Ambassadors, Chorale, Men’s Glee Club — just to name a few. Regardless of title, however, all alumni who participated in a choral group as a student are invited to return to campus for a special SATB Choral Reunion program during this year’s Reunion 2013: Paths We’ve Taken.

Rehearsals will take place amid other Reunion activities beginning on June 21, continuing on June 22 and culminating with a program and hymn sing before Sunday morning’s worship service in Hughes Auditorium on June 23.

Alumni who participated in any of Asbury's singing groups as students are invited to Reunion 2013.“A few years ago, we had a reunion for the Men’s Glee Club and realized some men who had sung with the choir wanted to come, as well,” said Dr. Mark Schell, chair of the Music Department at Asbury. “This year we want all the folks who have sung with an SATB group to feel welcome. We’ve invited back Dr. Don Donaldson and Dr. Craig Hodges to join Dr. Vicki Bell, the director of Asbury’s Chorale, in conducting the music.”

In addition to the choral reunion, Reunion 2013 includes opportunities for alumni of all classes to reconnect with classmates and friends, interact with current and retired faculty, and worship together in Hughes Auditorium. Banner-year classes ending in “3” and “8” will enjoy a special dessert gathering after the evening program on Friday, as well as Saturday’s class luncheons.

On Friday, June 21, Christian illusionist Harris III will present a program that reveals the truth about deception through artistic and dramatic use of illusion, sleight of hand and the mind’s willingness to believe the senses. Harris was introduced to the power of illusion as a child and began performing for audiences soon after. Since then, he has been featured on stages in 15 countries around the world.

On Saturday evening, a program of music, testimonies, presentations of alumni awards and remarks by President Sandra C. Gray will celebrate the Lord’s faithfulness to lead His people on their unique journeys. Throughout the weekend, youth will enjoy a full schedule of age-appropriate activities.

To register for Reunion 2013 online, click here.