University Chorus to perform with Parkview Magnet choir Nov. 17

By Andrew McClain

College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas’s University Chorus will perform a joint concert with the Parkview Arts Science Magnet High School choir on Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall on the UCA campus.

The concert is free and open to the public.

The two choirs will sing two selections together, “Jubilate Deo” by Wilberg and “Halleluya” by Derksen. The Parkview choir, under the direction of Carolyn Foreman, will perform several songs on its own.

“I am excited to share our concert with the incredible singers from Parkview High School,” said Dr. Ryan Fisher, director of the University Chorus. “We actually have a few Parkview alumni in the University Chorus this semester, so the evening should be very memorable. Mrs. Foreman’s choirs have a history of success, and we look forward to singing with and for them.”

University Chorus will perform five songs, “Cry Out and Shout” by Nystedt, “Verleih uns Frieden” by Mendelssohn, “Epitaph for Moonlight” by Raymond Murray Schafer, “The Call” by Kenneth Jennings and “Jai Ho!” from A.R. Rahman’s Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack, arranged by Ethan Sperry.

“The program will present a range of emotions and represents some of the great new and old choral literature,” Fisher said.

Fisher said the chorus would be accompanied by instrumental students on brass and percussion during several selections.

For more information, contact Fisher at (501) 450-5756 or