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Chamber Singers, University Concert Choir perform Spring Choral Concert

The department of music at Austin Peay will present a Spring Choral Concert featuring the Chamber Singers and University Concert Choir.

The performance will take place at 3 p.m., May 9, in the music/mass communication building concert theatre.

This concert is the culmination of the whole semester for the two choral groups, says Dr. Karen Kenaston-French, conductor for both groups.

The Chamber Singers, APSUs premiere select ensemble of mostly vocal music majors, will perform selections from their spring tour of the Memphis area.
The department of music at Austin Peay will present a Spring Choral Concert featuring the Chamber Singers and University Concert Choir.

The performance will take place at 3 p.m., May 9, in the music/mass communication building concert theatre.

“This concert is the culmination of the whole semester for the two choral groups,” says Dr. Karen Kenaston-French, conductor for both groups.

The Chamber Singers, APSU's premiere select ensemble of mostly vocal music majors, will perform selections from their spring tour of the Memphis area.

“Their performance of ‘Five Hebrew Love Songs' by contemporary composer Eric Whitacre is sure to be a highlight of the program,” says Kenaston-French. “The songs are hauntingly beautiful, accompanied by APSU faculty member Douglas Droste on solo violin.”

She says the University Concert Choir will perform a repertoire that is “diverse, challenging and fun,” including “Ngana” by Australian composer Stephen Leek.

"‘Ngana' literally means ‘shark,'” says Kenaston-French. “The piece represents Leek's idea of marine life off the coast of Australia, as the fish play together on the reef.”

Other interesting selections to be performed by the University Concert Choir include “City Called Heaven,” and some beautifully arranged, crowd-pleasing Stephen Foster songs.

The program also includes works by Handel, Victoria, Haydn and Debussy, plus fresh arrangements of American spirituals, as well as folk and gospel music.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, telephone 7818.
—Rebecca Mackey