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Cooke to perform with Young Harris choir
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YOUNG HARRIS—Young Harris College student Hannah Cooke, a freshman education major from Springfield, will perform at “An Evening at the U.S.O.” featuring the Young Harris College Choir on Friday and Saturday to benefit the YHC Choir’s European Tour in May 2011. Cooke is a graduate of Effingham County High School.
This tribute to the 1940s big band era will delight audiences of all ages with costumes, Cokes, popcorn and great music. Familiar favorites include “Beyond the Sea,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “It Don’t Mean A Thing,” “As Time Goes By” and many more. Veterans are encouraged to wear all or part of their uniforms.
The 83-voice Young Harris College Choir is directed by Jeff Bauman, YHC professor of music and director of choral and vocal activities. Bauman also serves as music director for First United Methodist Church of Union County. Accompaniment will be provided by YHC Staff Accompanist Anita Guss on piano and the Brasstown Big Band.
Members of the YHC Choir will have the opportunity to travel on a sightseeing and performance tour of Europe in May 2011 led by Bauman. The group will explore the Czech Republic, Austria and Germany on a 10-day excursion, immersing themselves in the art, history and music of Europe’s cultural hubs while performing in historic European venues.
“An Evening at the U.S.O.” is one of several choral concerts throughout the 2010-11 year that will serve as fundraisers with all proceeds going to help make the trip affordable for students.
The concerts begin at 7 p.m. in the MAC at First United Methodist Church of Union County. Admission is $10. For more information, call the Young Harris College Division of Fine Arts at (706) 379-5182. 
Founded in 1886, Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the mountains of north Georgia. 
Historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. Long known for nurturing students during the first two years of college, Young Harris College received accreditation in 2008 to grant bachelor’s degrees. The College currently has more than 800 students across four divisions—Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Science—and plans to increase enrollment to 1,200 over the next few years. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth. For more information, visit