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Choirs to Perform Thursday in Spring Concert

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Arkansas Tech University Choirs will perform in a Spring Concert Thursday in Witherspoon Auditorium.

The event is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. and there is no cost to attend.

The program includes performances by the University Women’s Chorus under the direction of Holly Ruth Gale, University Men’s Chorus under the direction of Jon Clements, and the University Choir, Chamber Choir and Concert Chorale under the direction of Gary Morris and Brian Conatser on the piano.

The University Women’s Chorus will open the show with “Rondelay-Oh” arranged by Peggy Carter and “Hello, Girls” arranged by Lloyd Pfautsch. Scott Arnold will accompany on piano.

The University Men’s Chorus will perform “Down in the Valley” arranged by George Mead and “Dance, Boatman, Dance” arranged by Robert DeCormier.

The University Choir will present “Neighbor’s Chorus” by Jacques Offenbach and “O Music” by David L. Brunner. Kristin Smith will accompany on cello.

The Chamber Choir will follow a brief intermission with “To the Mothers in Brazil: Salve Regina” arranged by Gunnar Erikson, featuring soloist Brandon Faciane, “The Silver Swan” by Orlando Gibbons and “Tell My Ma” arranged by Jon Washburn, featuring soloists Ashley Smittle and Allen Zirkle.

The Concert Chorale will finish the show with several works, including “Crucificus” by Antonio Lotti, “The Sweetheart of the Sun” by Eric Barnum, “Laudate Dominum” by Wolfgang Mozart, featuring soloist Barbara Clements, “Plaudant Aetheri” by Ignaz Holzbauer, featuring Justin Counts, Adam Matejek, Alex Williams, Gabby Chandler, Carling Futterer, Barbara Clements, Maggie Taylor, Kristin Smith and Ryan Carnett.

Additionally, the Concert Chorale will perform “Uniamo in Amore” by Kevin A. Memley, featuring Katie Lynch, Ben Stevens, Brandon Sorrells, Katy Featherston and Brandon Brockinton. “The Battle of Jericho” arranged by Moses Hogan will feature soloist Keely Futterer.

For more information about Arkansas Tech’s Department of Music, call 479-968-0368.