The holiday concert will premiere a special “Ave Maria” written byKevin Robison, Artistic Director, dedicated to the memory and service of Dennis R. Nance, who joined the chorus in its first season (1981-82), and was the AGMC’s longest-singing member. Nance died in July 2013.
“For so many of us, Dennis was the AGMC,” Robison stated. “Over the years, he welcomed hundreds of new members to the chorus family. He arranged or adapted countless songs that have made our concerts so special. He was a long-standing member of Panache, our select ensemble, and for many years Dennis had the time-consuming but mission-critical task of keeping our thousands of pieces of music catalogued and available. He is so greatly missed, particularly as we approach the holidays, and we dedicate both this song and our season to him.”