UALR Community Chorus Opens 2009-10 Season with Haydn's Te Deum

The UALR Community Chorus kicks off its season on Thursday, November 12, with a performance of Joseph Haydn’s Te Deum. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in UALR’s Fine Arts Building.

The Community Chorus will be joined by the UALR Concert Choir and the UALR Chamber Choir for this concert. The Chamber Choir will sing several advanced a capella works from a variety of genres, and the Concert Choir will perform J.S. Bach’s Motet No. 1, Sing to the Lord a New Song (Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied) in the original German.

General admission is $5. To reserve tickets, call the UALR Music Department box office at (501) 569-8993, or visit the UALR Music Department office in Room 151 of the Fine Arts Building.

UALR faculty, students, and staff are admitted free of charge, but must present their UALR ID at the Music Department office during normal business hours when reserving tickets.

Founded by Dr. Bevan Keating in 2004, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Community Chorus is comprised of over 90 members drawn from UALR students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the greater Little Rock community. The chorus is open to singers at all levels of musical ability who wish to participate in choral masterpieces accompanied by professional musicians.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to be involved in a large singing group, to sing great works that are only possible with a chorus of our size,” UALR Community Chorus president Tracy Johnson said.

The Community Chorus season will continue with a performance on December 11 of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah, a special concert during which the audience will be invited to sing the major choruses along with the choir. The season will conclude April 3, 2010, with a performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah. Both performances will take place at Second Presbyterian Church in west Little Rock.

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