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Belhaven Vocal Arts Concert Pays Tribute to Moses Hogan

November 4, 2011 (Jackson) - On Saturday November 19 the Belhaven Vocal Arts Concert, Art of the Spiritual: Moses Hogan Remembered (1957-2003), will celebrate the life and work of arranger, conductor, and concert pianist, Moses Hogan.

Dr. Christopher Shelt, Professor of Voice, Church Music and Choral Activities will lead the Belhaven University Concert Choir, Chorale, and select soloists in a stirring offering of the finest spirituals arranged by the late Moses Hogan.

Dr. Shelt said, "His legendary presence within the art of choral music was truly global in scope largely through his remarkable arrangements of African-American spirituals."

Moses Hogan, a native of New Orleans, met an untimely death at the age of 45 due to a brain tumor, but is remembered as an inspiration and jewel in the music world.

This performance will be in the Center for the Arts, Concert Hall at 7:30 P.M. A special Sunday performance on November 20 will be at Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church Sanctuary in Ridgeland, 6:00 P.M. This is just one of the many performances and concerts by the Belhaven Music Department.

Admission is free and the doors open at 7:00 pm. Keep checking in with Belhaven for more upcoming Arts Ablaze events from our School for the Arts students.

Belhaven proudly stands among the select Christian colleges and universities that offer a unique general core curriculum encouraging the development of a personal worldview. The university believes a Christian worldview is a key to preparing men and women academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas.

Founded in 1883, Belhaven University now serves over 3,000 students from campuses in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, Atlanta and online, offering traditional undergraduate degrees, graduate and adult degree programs, and online degree programs.

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