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Chamber Singers, University Choir present Spring Choral Concert

The annual Spring Choral Concert, performed by Austin Peay State Universitys Chamber Singers and University Choir, is scheduled for 3 p.m., Sunday, April 30 in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall.

The two choirs will perform a variety of sacred and secular choral music from classics to contemporary.

Dr. Kenaston-French, assistant professor and director of choral activities, says, The concert is a culmination of several months work by the best singers at Austin Peay. The music is creative, appealing and highly varied.
The annual Spring Choral Concert, performed by Austin Peay State University's Chamber Singers and University Choir, is scheduled for 3 p.m., Sunday, April 30 in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall.

The two choirs will perform a variety of sacred and secular choral music from classics to contemporary.

Dr. Kenaston-French, assistant professor and director of choral activities, says, “The concert is a culmination of several months' work by the best singers at Austin Peay. The music is creative, appealing and highly varied.”

Highlights by the 60-voice University Choir include the festive opening piece, “God Is Gone Up With a Merry Noise” by James McCray, accompanied by trumpets, timpani and percussion; classics by Victoria and Beethoven; and Robert Burns' poem, “Oh My Luve's Like a Red, Red Rose” by Rene Clausen.

“The 26-voice Chamber Singers' program ranges from the charming Renaissance madrigals to 21st century works by Eric Whitacre and Latvian composer, Juris Karlsons. The program is rounded off with a sure audience favorite, ‘John the Revelator,'” says Kenaston-French.

The concert is free and open to the public.

For further information, contact Kenaston-French by telephone at (931) 221-7002 or by e-mail at kenastonk@apsu.edu. -- Crissy Laubach-Young