Choirs to Offer Performance Thursday

Arkansas Tech University will present its Concert Chorale and Chamber Choir for a performance under the direction of Gary E. Morris on Thursday, Feb. 23.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Witherspoon Auditorium, which is located at 407 West Q Street in Russellville.

Admission will be free and open to the public.

The ATU choirs will be joined by guest performers from the Fort Smith Southside High School Chamber Choir, which is directed by Gaye McClure.

Brian Conatser will serve as collaborative pianist during Thursday’s concert.

The choirs will perform the works of William Bird, Pablo Casals, Maurice Durufle and Pavel Chesnakov, as well as contemporary compositions by Jonathan Adams, Kim Andre Arneson and Daniel Elder.

An African American spiritual entitled “Ain’a that Good News,” the southern gospel hymn “Marching to Zion” and a combined performance of “The Awakening” featuring the Southside High School Chamber Choir and the ATU Concert Chorale will round out the concert.

To learn more about public performances hosted by the ATU Department of Music, call (479) 968-0368 or visit