Friday, July 18, 2014

Europe tour

Mark your calendars! The EKU Choirs will embark on a tour of Austria and the Czech Republic May 18-25, 2015, with performances in Salzburg, Vienna, and Prague. This tour will be open to ALL choir students.

Ensemble auditions: Aug. 18-20

Ensemble auditions are August 18-20. Click here for more information.
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Summer Choir concert

The EKU Summer Choir, led by choral conducting graduate assistant Hannah Draper Burnett, will present a lunchtime performance on Thursday, June 19, at 12:15 p.m. in Foster 100. Bring your lunch and enjoy music by Billings, Mendelssohn, Palestrina, and more. The performance is free and open to the public.

Monday, June 2, 2014

May 2015 European tour: sample itineraries and survey

We are exploring the possibility of a concert tour to Europe in May 2015. Departure date will be Monday, May 18, 2015 (the Monday after commencement). Cost may range from $3,000-4,500, depending on location, how many participants we have, and how long we stay (7-10 days). This tour will be open to members of any EKU choral ensemble. 

Possible locations:
Austria and Czech Republic sample itinerary
England sample itinerary
Italy sample itinerary

After you have reviewed the sample itineraries, click here to complete a survey about your level of interest.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Summer Choir 2014

Summer Choir will begin on Monday, June 2. Rehearsals will be held Mondays through Thursdays from 12:00-12:50 in Foster 100 (June 2-5, 9-12, 16-18) with a final performance on Thursday, June 19 at noon. If you are in/near Richmond this summer, please join us! This year’s Summer Choir will be directed by Hannah Draper Burnett. If you are planning to participate, please email her so that she can plan accordingly.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Location, schedule for Bryan Ijames recital

Chamber Singers and University Singers
Thursday, May 1, 2014

Centenary United Methodist Church
2800 Tates Creek Road, Lexington
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5:00 pm  Warm-up/Rehearsal
5:45 pm  Dinner; change into concert attire (tuxes, dresses)
6:30 pm  Rehearsal w/ Centenary UMC Sanctuary Choir (Parry, chant)
7:30 pm  CONCERT

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Interview with Craig Hella Johnson

During our first combined choirs rehearsal for the Brahms Requiem, I mentioned a video I had recently watched with Craig Hella Johnson, Artistic Director of Conspirare in Austin, TX and VAE: Vocal Arts Ensemble in Cincinnati. I believe he is one of the most inspiring and creative conductors of our time. Here is the interview, led by Tesfa Wondemagegnhu of Vocal Essence.