Choir to Perform in Hot Springs

The Arkansas Tech University Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers will be featured in concert at the Arkansas All-State Clinic tonight.

The concert will be at the Hot Springs Convention Center.  The Arkansas Choral Directors Association board selected Arkansas Tech’s choir last year after reviewing submitted recordings.

The 62 voice Concert Chorale will perform choral works by Paul Rardin, Eric Whitacre, Johannus Brahms and Sergei Rachmaninoff.

The women of the choir will perform an arrangement of Bring Me Little Water Sylvie by Lead Belly while the men will feature senior baritone Darren Drone singing an arrangement of Ol’ Man River.

The Chamber Choir will feature senior soprano Keely Futterer singing an arrangement of the 1973 Dolly Parton hit, Light of a Clear Blue Morning and Kalinda by the Haitian born composer Sydney Guillaume.

The Concert Chorale will be joined by Fort Smith Southside High School’s Mixed Chorus under the direction of Gaye McClure to sing Doors of Daring by ATU alumna Andrea Ramsey.

Doors of Daring was commissioned by Arkansas Tech University for its centennial celebration.

The choirs are under the direction of Gary Morris and accompanied by Brian Conatser.