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A-State Choirs to Perform April 25 in Riceland Hall


JONESBORO – The Department of Music at Arkansas State University will present the Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, and Community Choir in concert on Monday, April 25, at 7:30 pm in Fowler Center’s Riceland Hall.  Dr. Dale Miller will direct each group with Brian Henkelmann as the collaborative pianist. 

The Community Choir will present themes and songs from movies, including Star Wars, Disney's Frozen and Lion King, The Graduate, and others. They will sing the following selections: “Scarborough Fair,” “Love is an Open Door,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” “Non Nobis Domine,” “If I Only Had a Heart,” “Skyfall,” and “O Fortuna.”  Henkelmann will be joined by Dr. Lauren Clark on “O Fortuna” from Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana."

The women of the community choir will sing “Oh Happy Day” and the men will sing “Star Wars-John Williams is the Man!”  Soloists include Donna Rose, Baylee Stracener, Heather Honnoll, Erin Gately, Maegan McDaniel, Jessica Rodrigue, Aaron Fisher, Jeffrey Steward, and Alana Niederbrach.

The Chamber Singers will sing two movements of an anonymous mass recently discovered by A-State graduate Carolyn Ponce, plus the chamber piece "Ecco quel fiero istante" by Mozart, "The Blacksmith" by Robert Schumann, and "Echoes" by Lloyd Pfautsch. 

Concert choir will perform three works by Jonesboro composers. They will sing Brian Henkelmann's "Live in Harmony One with Another" and "O Be Joyful" by A-State composition student, Aaron Fisher.  These pieces will share the program with a world premiere performance of Jonathan Adams’s "Lux Aeterna." Also on the program will be a motet by Charles V Stanford, “Go, Lovely Rose” by Randall Stroope, and “Jeremiah’s Fire” by Rollo Dilworth.

This program will be $5 for those over 12 years of age. A-State students are admitted free with university ID. Tickets are on sale at the box office, and will be at the Fowler Center box office on the evening of the performance.

For more information about this concert or any other A-State music event, one may contact the Music Department at (870) 972-2094.

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