Concert Choir

Conductor: Dr. Bevan Keating
Accompanist: Adam Savacool

Rehearsals: MWF 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Concert Choir also rehearses with the UALR Community Chorus
Thur. 7 – 9 p.m., FA 101A

Registration: MUEN 4113, 1 credit hour

Upcoming Concerts:

Saturday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 28 at 3:00 p.m.Ein Deutsches Requiem by Johannes Brahms, with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.  Maumelle Performing Arts Center, 100 Victory Lane, Maumelle, AR. Tickets available now atwww.arkansassymphony.org.

Saturday, Mar. 19 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday Mar. 20 at 3:00 p.m.Messiah: Passion and Resurrection by George Friederic Handel, with Praeclara.  Second Presbyterian Church of Little Rock, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive.

The flagship ensemble of the UALR choral program, this auditioned 28-40 voice choir is open by competitive audition to all UALR students, faculty, and staff. The members of this choir come not only from the Music Department, but from across many academic disciplines. This ensemble performs 4-7 concerts per semester for audiences ranging from the general public to guests at elite events.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Concert Choir performs a wide variety of distinctive choral literature chosen from all periods of music history, both a cappella and accompanied.  The Concert Choir often performs major works with the UALR Community Chorus and members of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Its past joint performances have included such works as Handel’s Messiah, Rutter’s Mass for the Children, Haydn’s Te Deum, and Mozart’s Requiem Mass K626.

This ensemble performs on campus and in the community, and its members tour the state, the nation, and internationally. The Concert Choir has performed the national anthem in UALR’s Jack Stephens Arena, has performed chorus roles in Copland’s opera The Tender Land, and performed with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in My Fair Lady(2007), Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (2012), and Verdi’s Requiem(March 2014).  In 2009, the choir performed on a concert tour in Canada; it toured Houston in Summer 2012 and Chicago in Summer 2013.

See the UALR Concert Choir on YouTube:

  • The Concert Choir performs as a Greek chorus in Henry Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas, part of an innovative collaboration with Arkansas’s newest performing arts company, Praeclara, and Arkansas Festival Ballet. See the entire February 2015 Dido and Aeneas performance (1:03:47) or view the UALR TV highlight video (2:01).
  • Fall concert highlights from a November 2012 performance featuring the UALR Chamber Choir singing Ave verum corpus, the UALR Concert Choir singing Rejoice in the Lord Alway, and both ensembles joining the UALR Community Chorus for Puccini’s Messa di Gloria (3:40).

For more information about the UALR Concert Choir, contact Dr. Bevan Keating at 501.569.3499 or btkeating@ualr.edu.

Note: Grant-in-aid is available to members of this ensemble.  Membership in Concert Choir fulfills voice scholarship requirements for participation in a major choral ensemble.

Updated 1.13.2016