Choral Artists to Preview National Conference Material

ATU Choral Artists 2019-20

Arkansas Tech University will present its premier vocal music ensemble for a community concert on Sunday, Nov. 3.

The ATU Choral Artists will perform at First United Methodist Church in Russellville at 2:30 p.m. Admission will be free and open to the public.

The concert will serve as a preview of the music the ATU Choral Artists will perform at the 2019 National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO) Conference Nov. 7-9 in College Park, Md.

At the NCCO Conference, the ATU Choral Artists will sing works by Ēriks Ešenvalds, a Latvian whom Dr. Christopher Harris, director of choirs at ATU, described as one of the most prolific living choral composers in the world.

“He’s such a profound and deeply emotional composer,” said Harris. “I chatted with the students and asked what songs they enjoyed and which composer they wanted to pursue more, and many of them said Ēriks Ešenvalds. I wanted to give them the opportunity to have an intensive experience with music they love.”

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