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Department of Music to present
Concert Choir and Chamber Singers

Sept. 20, 2007 -
- The Department of Music at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro will present the ASU Concert Choir and Chamber Singers in concert Thursday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fowler Center, Riceland Hall.  The ASU choirs will present music from the 16th through the 21st centuries.

The ASU Concert Choir and Chamber Singers are under the direction of Dr. Dale Miller, director of choral activities.  Musical selections for the Concert Choir include "The Star Spangled Banner" arranged by Lloyd Pfautsch, "Te Deum"  by John Rutter conducted by ASU graduate conducting assistant Justin Register in partial fulfillment of the master of music degree, "Locus Iste"  by Ernst von Dohnanyi, "Tu es Petrus"  by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, and a new spiritual by Rollo Dilworth, "Jeremiah's Fire!" The Concert Choir will be accompanied by ASU graduate piano performance and pedagogy student Priscilla Noyes.

The Chamber Singers will be performing several selections from the Renaissance and two recent arrangements.  From 16th century England, the ensemble will sing "Grace My Lovely One, Fair Beauties" by Thomas Weelkes, and a women's arrangement of "Fire, Fire my Heart"  by Thomas Morley.   Two French pieces, "Noel Ayisyen" by Emile Desamours, and "March of the Kings" arranged for men's chorus by Robert Shaw, will be followed by a modern setting by Greg Gilpen of a text by the Irish poet Thomas Moore, "Music's Echo."

Personnel for the ASU Concert Choir include Whitney Tucker of Wynne,  Angela Jackson of Naylor, Mo., Pat Register of Huntsville, Elizabeth Schug of Paragould, Tiffany Mitchell of Springdale, Ashleigh Hutcheson of White Hall, Kari Rickman of Jonesboro, and Heather Stroud of Trumann, first sopranos; Mollie Black of Benton, Katie Fischer of Jacksonville, Renee Porter of Kingwood, Texas, Crystal Stormes of Goobertown, Amy Darnell of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Katherine Richards of Osceola, Stephanie Tesch of Jonesboro, and Melissa Jackson of Pine Bluff, second sopranos;  Lauren Bridges of Marmaduke, Tiffanie Holland of Bryant, Abby Craft and Rebecca Craft of Jonesboro, Sarah Moore of Dexter, Mo., Summer Duncan of Mountain View, Helen Ward of Little Rock, and Sarah Loughery of Harrisburg, first altos; Jessica Crociata of Tampa, Fla., Lisa Gray of Brookland, Savanna Hailey of Paragould, Susan Hulett of Mountain Home, Serita Mahone of Forrest City, Kimberley Toots and LeAnna Talley of Little Rock, Kristyn George of Jonesboro, and Lacey Griggs of Paragould, second altos; Maurice Butler of Wynne, Josh Dennis of Springfield, Mo.,  Galen Perkins of Bartlett, Tenn., Michael Coles of Augusta, Rusty Shields of Osceola , Elliott Andrews of Russellville, and Fletcher Teague of Hamburg, first tenors;  Ben Light of West Ridge, Justin Register of Huntsville, Ala., Dustin Sullivan of Kennett, Craig McAlister, Willie Sullivan and John Yerger of Jonesboro, Jeremy Carter of Paragould, Adam Rigney of Blytheville, and Wesley Hooper of Harrisburg, second tenors;  Patrick Manes of Bryant, Derrick Palmer of Brinkley, Nick Robbins of Manila, Skyler Mays of Cherokee Village, Heath Duncan of Mountain View, Josh Lovett of Hamburg, Mark Parsley of Malvern, and Sam Osborn of Paragould, baritones; Gabrien Brown of Newport, Brandon Stroud, Jarvis Brodie and Shane Gregory of Jonesboro, Perry Harper, Jonathan Trail, Blake Markum and Jordan Nealy of Paragould, basses.

Personnel for the Chamber Singers include Angela Jackson, Pat Register, Elizabeth Schug, Tiffany Mitchell and Rene Porter, sopranos; Jessica Crociata, Rebecca Craft, Tiffanie Holland, and Crystal Stormes, altos; Josh Dennis, Justin Register, Rusty Shields and Jeremy Carter, tenors; Nick Robbins, Derrick Palmer, Patrick Manes and Mark Parsley, basses.

This concert is free and open to the public. The Fowler Center is
located at 201 Olympic Drive on the ASU campus.  For more details,
please call the Choral Music office at (870) 972-3841.


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