Conductor: Dr. Bevan Keating
Accompanist: Kristina Marinova
Rehearsals: MWF 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. and Thur. 7 - 9 p.m., FA 101A
Registration: MUEN 4113, 1 credit hour
The flagship ensemble of the UALR choral program, this auditioned 28-40 voice choir is open by competitive audition to all UALR students. 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 years’ performances have included Serenade to Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Ein Deutsches Requiem by Johannes Brahms (both in November 2011).
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 its 2007 spring production of My Fair Lady. In 2009 the choir completed a successful concert tour of Canada, and a Chicago tour is planned for spring 2012.
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.
For more information about the UALR Concert Choir, contact Dr. Bevan Keating at 501.569.3499 or firstname.lastname@example.org.