Penick Village Hears Duke Chorale
Residents of Penick Village in Southern Pines were treated to a concert by the Duke University Chorale Sunday, Nov. 6.
This was the 28th consecutive year that the Chorale appeared in the local facility. Prior to the concert the students were given a dinner prepared by the prize-winning Penick Village dining room staff.
The program was introduced by Dr. William Smith, a Penick Village resident and a former instructor at Duke. He began by introducing the conductor, Dr. Rodney Wynkoop, a longtime friend. He also introduced the accompanist, Mary Hamilton, and her husband.
About 40 students then gave a 45-minute concert with music of composers ranging from the 16th century to the present.
At the end of the formal program, the chorale sang the familiar Irish folk song "Danny Boy," after which graduates of Duke from the audience were invited to join the chorale for the singing of the Duke alma mater.
A considerable number of residents came to the stage, including John Watson, of the class of 1936, one of the older living Duke alumni.
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