UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS
COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION
April 17, 2014
CONTACT: Dr. Sheri Cook-Cunningham (501) 450-5756; email@example.com
UNIVERSITY CHORUS CONCERT TO MIX SACRED, SECULAR
By Brandon Riddle
College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office
CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas’ University Chorus will present a mixture of sacred and secular pieces during a “With a Song and a Prayer”-themed concert Thursday, April 24.
The 7:30 p.m. concert, free and open to the public, will be in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.
Dr. Sheri Cook-Cunningham, visiting assistant professor of music education, said the many talents of the UCA music students will be on display in the concert.
“The concert starts out with two secular selections from the Renaissance era and then moves to a sacred piece by Mozart,” she said. “There are several sacred pieces within the concert, and I hope the audience enjoys the combination of both sacred and secular music.”
UCA’s ensemble will perform “Tutto Lo Di Mi Dici ‘Canta’” by Orland di Lasso; “Fair Phyllis” by John Farmer; “Ave Verum Corpus” by W.A. Mozart; “Hiney Mah Tov,” arranged by Iris Levine; “Animal Crackers” by Eric Whitacre; “Go Down Moses,” arranged by Mark Hayes; “Pirate Song” by Tim Y. Jones; “Clock” by Israel Carlisle; “The Argument” by Francis J. Nesta; “Nada te Turbe” by Joan Szymko; “Dance on My Heart” by Allen Koepke; and “Praise His Holy Name” by Keith Hampton.
University Chorus will debut a piece written by a UCA graduate theory student, Israel Carlisle, who will also conduct his song.
Maggie Ashburn, assistant director of the chorus, will conduct two songs. Three undergraduate student conductors will lead during the concert.
“We will also be featuring our string students in a string quartet accompaniment to the ‘Ave Verum Corpus’ as well as several other instrumental students,” Cook-Cunningham said.
University Chorus is a non-auditioned ensemble composed of interested students on campus from any major.
For more information, contact Cook-Cunningham at (501) 450-5756 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication includes the Departments of Art, Communication, Mass Communication and Theatre, Music and Writing. The college’s primary mission is the preparation of the next generation of artists, educators and communicators. For more information about CFAC, visit www.uca.edu/cfac or call (501) 450-3293.