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Vocal Arts

Performance Reviews

Reviews for Handel’s Messiah 

UALR Community Chorus and UALR Concert Choir
Performance Date: Nov. 29, 2007

Complicated piece proves no problem for UALR chorus
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Nov. 30, 2007

Excerpt:  “… if Messiah was a challenge for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Community Chorus, you wouldn’t know it from the jubilant performance it delivered Thursday at UALR’s Stella Boyle Smith concert hall.  The chorus, made up of a diverse group of around 100 UALR students, faculty and staff, and community members, performed an abbreviated version of Handel’s oratorio with vibrant passion and assured clarity.” Read more …

Music good enough to dress up for
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Dec. 2, 2007

Excerpt:  “I looked from face to face to face, from violinist to flautist to soloist to back-row singers, and the singers, nearly every one of them, sang as if each sang solo, as if every note each sang was the only note we would hear. They sang with an intensity. With conviction. Their faces made me believe that they believed the words they sang.”
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Updated 11.22.2008