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University Singers to Premiere New Arrangement, March 15


JONESBORO – The Department of Music's first choral concert of the spring semester will be Tuesday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Fowler Center’s Riceland Hall at Arkansas State University.

This concert will feature the Chamber Singers and the University Men’s and Women’s choirs. 

The University Singers are under the direction of A-State adjunct professor, Cherie Collins.  The University Men’s Choir will perform “Creator Alme Siderum” by Richard Burchard, “Song for the Mira” by Stuart Calvert, and “Mama Look Sharp” from the musical "1776," arranged by Kane Bradley.

Rene Clausen’s “O My Luve’s like a Red, Red Rose” will be performed under the direction of A-State student Matthew Crociata.  This group will finish its portion of the program with a Moses Hogan arrangement of “Trashin the Camp” from “Tarzan.”  Collaborative pianist is Chris Dixon.

The University Women’s Choir repertoire includes “Barter” by Rene Clausen, and “Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel” arranged by Ken Berg.  Dr. Dale Miller, director of choral activities, will conduct “Still I Rise” by Rosephanye Powell; the soprano soloist is Michelle Byrd. 

Elgar’s “The Snow” will be directed by A-State student Loren Snook, and Henry Purcell’s “Rise Up Singing” will be directed by Dr. Kyle Chandler. 

The women also will premiere a new arrangement of “Hello” by Adele, arranged by former A-State composition student Aaron Fisher.  Collaborative pianists are Yi Bao and Fisher.

Also under Miller's direction, the Chamber Singers will perform “Zadok the Priest” by G. F. Handel, “The Shower” by Edward Elgar, “Tafellied: Dank der Damen” by Johannes Brahms, “Chanson on “Dessus le marche’ d’ Arras” by Adrian Willaert, and “Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal” by Alice Parker.

This repertoire was selected for the Arkansas Intercollegiate Choir at the All-State Music Conference this year, and six A-State students were selected by audition for the choir. Members of Chamber Singers who participated were Loren Snook, Victoria Dryer, London Johnston and Hal Niederbrach along with Concert Choir members Jazmin Selvy and Andrew Coleman.  Collaborative pianist/organist for the Chamber Singers is Brian Henkelmann of the A-State music faculty.

Admission is $5, with children 12 and below and A-State students with an ID admitted free.  Tickets may be purchased at the Central Box Office or by telephone at (870) 972-2781.

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

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