The Lenoir-Rhyne Youth Chorus has a new music director. Mr. Eric Johnson of Madison, NC, has been selected to lead the 125-voice chorus after the retirement of its Founding Director, Prof. Emeritus Florence Jowers, who encourages all singers to remain active and “to keep LRYC strong.”
A community prayer service will be held at Lenoir-Rhyne University to honor and remember the victims of the tragedy in Charleston. The service is scheduled for Wednesday evening – June 24 at 6:30 p.m. in Grace Chapel. The Reverend Kim Moss of Mt. Pisgah AME Church in Hickory will lead the service. Rev. Moss will be joined at the service by other area clergy members who will offer prayers for the victims, their families and friends and all those whose hearts are heavy.
The communities of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (LTSS) and Lenoir-Rhyne University (LRU) grieve the loss of nine brothers and sisters in Christ whose lives were taken late Wednesday night at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC. LTSS and LRU extend their prayers and deepest condolences to the people of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, The Seventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the city of Charleston, and all who grieve.
It is with sadness and heavy hearts that LTSS/LRU learns that among the victims are two fine alumni, The Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney and The Rev. Dr. Daniel L. Simmons, Sr.