By Malachi Thornton
College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas University Chorus will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.

“This concert features four selections by Andrea Ramsey, a native Arkansas composer,” said Dr. Sheri Cook-Cunningham, director of the University Chorus. “Andrea’s belief in the power of music to provide a sense of community is evident in her compositions, and the audience will hear that in ‘The Soul’s Own Speech.’”

The concept of light provides the backdrop for the second part of the concert. Daniel Elder’s “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” is an adaptation of the familiar tune sung by children everywhere. The VOCA (Voices of Central Arkansas) High School Choir will join with University Chorus to sing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” as well as “Sure on this Shining Night” by Morten Lauridsen and “Light of a Clear Blue Morning.” The concert will conclude with a highly energetic gospel song, “Shout Glory,” by Byron Smith.

Four student conductors will direct the majority of the concert.

University Chorus is a mixture of music and non-music majors and provides a relaxed rehearsal environment with many opportunities for student input, Cook-Cunningham said. It is a non-auditioned choir and is open to any UCA student.

For more information about the concert or for those interested in joining the choir, contact Cook-Cunningham at 501-450-5774 or

The UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication includes the Departments of Art, Music, and Film, Theatre and Creative Writing, as well as the School of Communication. The college’s primary mission is the preparation of the next generation of artists, educators and communicators. For more information about CFAC, visit or call 501-450-3293.