The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Choirs will hold a special concert performance of Francis Poulenc’s masterwork “Gloria” at 7:30 p.m. April 23, at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1000 N. Mississippi St., Little Rock.
UA Little Rock Choirs will be joined by Robinson High School Singing Senators and Una Voce at Wildwood Park for the Arts. This concert represents the home presentation of the piece the musical groups will perform in concert with the orchestra at Carnegie Hall June 26, which will be the first time UA Little Rock has ever performed at Carnegie Hall.
Dr. Lorissa Mason, director of choral activities at UA Little Rock, will serve as the conductor; Nicole Keeling, guest soprano soloist; and Leann Jones, pianist.
The concert will begin with various selections by UA Little Rock choral ensembles. The UA Little Rock Women’s Choir will perform “Koowu” by Maryam Khoury, “Where the Light Begins” by Susan Labarr, and “Music Down in My Soul” by Moses Hogan. The UA Little Rock Chamber Singers will perform “The Road Home” by Stephen Paulus.
“Elijah Rock” by Moses Hogan. Additionally, the UA Little Rock Concert Choir will perform “Psalm 23” with student composer Brent Foster II and “Psalm 19” with UA Little Rock alumni composer Gerald Mayo.
The concert is free and open to the public, and donations will be accepted to benefit UA Little Rock Choirs programming.