Fall Choir Concert Thursday

The Arkansas Tech University choirs will present a Fall Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday in Witherspoon Auditorium. 

Choirs performing in the concert include the University Men’s Chorus conducted by Jon Clements, the University Women’s Chorus conducted by Holly Ruth Gale, the University Choir, Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers conducted by Gary Morris.  Scott Arnold and Brian Conatser will be accompanying the choirs.  

Some of the featured choral literature will include the Men’s Chorus performance of “Ubi Caritas” by the Norwegion composer, Ola Gjeilo and the Women’s Chorus performance of “Beneath the African Sky,” which was inspired by the story of Clemantine Wamariya, a child caught up in the horror of the Rwandan genocide.

The Chamber Choir will perform an arrangement of the Dolly Parton hit “Light of a Clear Blue Morning,” featuring soprano Keely Futterer, and a composition by Haitian born composer, Sydney Guillame  entitled “Kalinda.”

The men of the Concert Chorale will perform Wilbur Chenowith’s “Vocalise” featuring Arkansas Tech Voice professor, Barbara Clements.

The women of the Concert Chorale  will perform a Moira Smiley arrangement of “Bring Me Little Water, Silvy” by Huddie Ledbetter, featuring soloist Ashley Smittle of Bentonville, Caitlan Miller of Dardanelle and String Bass player Hannah Whorton of Harrison. 

Gary Morris, director of choral studies said, “We have something for everyone’s musical taste on this concert.  Come join the 150 members of the Arkansas Tech Choral program and enjoy a great evening of choral music.” 

There is no cost to attend the concert and the community is invited.