News Briefs


Internationally renowned composer Timothy Takach spent the week of Feb. 15-19 on the Virginia Wesleyan campus sharing his artistic insight and expertise with VWC vocal music students and the broader College community. His residency with VWC’s student choirs included a lecture on “Entrepreneurship and Risk Taking in the Arts” and "The Compositional Process” as well as open rehearsals and master classes (view photo). On Feb. 28, as part of a 50-state consortium of choirs, the Wesleyan Chorale and Wesleyan Singers will premiere a new work by Takach titled "Winter Cycle." Part of the College’s Presidential Masterworks Series, the concert will take place at 4 p.m. at Bayside Presbyterian Church in Virginia Beach and will also feature soprano Billye Brown Youmans, a member of VWC's performing artist faculty. More