Monday, October 2, 2017

EKU University Singers recording now available

We are delighted to announce the release of our first recording project – Unclouded Day – recorded by the EKU University Singers under the direction of Dr. Richard Waters. Recorded and mastered by Dr. Shane Hoose, Assistant Professor of Music Industry and Recording Arts, the recording features pieces from two recording sessions in the loggia at First Christian Church in Richmond in 2017, as well as a recording session in the ballroom of Kent Wyatt Hall in 2016.

Compact discs are available for purchase in the EKU choral office, at all EKU choir concerts, and online at CD Baby. Digital downloads are available for purchase online at Amazon, CD Baby, and iTunes.

Track list:
1. Responsorial 1 - Eric William Barnum
2. Jesu, dulcis memoria - Tomás Luis de Victoria
3. Benedictio - Urmas Sisask
4. The Winnowing - Jake Runestad
5. Come, Sweet Peace - Richard Waters
6. Jai Ho! - A.R. Rahman, arr. Ethan Sperry
7. Alleluia Incantation - Andrew Miller
8. Hosanna to the Son of David - Thomas Weelkes
9. Ave maris stella - Edvard Grieg
10. Alleluia - Randall Thompson
11. Vox populi - Giedrius Svilainis
12. Had I the Heavens’ Embroidered Cloths - James Mulholland
13. The Heavens’ Flock - Ēriks Ešenvalds
14. Stella Clara - Richard Waters
15. Hold On! - arr. Eugene Thamon Simpson
16. Fatise kolo - arr. Ivan Markovitch
17. Unclouded Day - arr. Shawn Kirchner
18. Irish Blessing - Ross Bernhardt

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

CHOIR ROSTERS - Fall 2017

All choirs will meet on Wednesday, August 23. Please make sure you are registered for the correct ensemble(s).

CHAMBER SINGERS (MUS 224/424/824)
SOPRANO
Julia Holland
Bekah Knight
Haley Sizemore

ALTO
Katie Cornett
Autumn DeLong
Reanne Melhorn

TENOR
Connor Sands
Buddy Tyree
Michael B. Welch

BASS
Michael Beasley
Jordan Durham
Adam Kern


UNIVERSITY SINGERS (MUS 226/426/826)
SOPRANO
Madelynne Banderman
Brandi Blakeman
Suzanne Gayle
Lindsey Helton
Julia Holland
Bekah Knight
Kasara Miller
Briana Niven
Natalie Price
Haley Sizemore

ALTO
Alana Cavasos
Katie Cornett
Autumn DeLong
Jillian Gayle
Reanne Melhorn
Katie Miller
Zaida Scheff
Katelyn Smith

TENOR
Chris Arvin
Zach Howell
John Meador
Connor Sands
Roman Swain
Buddy Tyree
Griffin Walton
Michael B. Welch
Zach Yates

BASS
Michael Beasley
Isaac Brooks
Connor Daniels
Jordan Durham
Jason Farris
Cory Fee
Adam Kern
Joe Moore
Roy Siebeneicher
Conrad Stepp


CONCERT CHOIR (MUS 225/425/825)
Asher, Wyatt
Banderman, Madelynne P.
Barbour, Madison G.
Bellamy, Erica C.
Blakeman, Brandi K.
Brashear, TJ
Bright, Tara L.
Brooks, Isaac
Brophy, Kendall
Burke, Cornelia M.
Cavasos, Alana K.
Cockrell, Courtney E.
Cole, Alissa K.
Connelly, Jordan E.
Cottle, Katie
Cravens, Thomas A.
Daniel, Rachel K.
Day, Emma G.
Doll, Shayla M.
Doll, Sydney M.
Dostart, Jane E.
Edwards, Taylor L.
Farris, Jason
Fee, Cory D.
Gaines, Devonna R.
Hartsell, Sierra N.
Keenan, Brittany
Knight, Rebekah A.
Lachut, Rachel E.
Layton, Emily C.
Legg, Beth
Martinez, Sabin R.
Meador, John T.
Miller, Kasara M.
Miller, Katie
Mills, Adam C.
Mills, Emylie R.
Newquist, Abby
Noble, Samm
Norris, Kathy
Nystrom, Hannah J.
Owens, Olivia M.
Prater, Jessica
Preston, Kelsey M.
Price, Natalie H.
Ramsay, Heather
Reed, Lauren D.
Roar, Rhianna F.
Robinson, Joel L.
Roe, Max S.
Rynerson, Laura Grace
Salley, Olivia
Scheff, Zaida J.
Schrader, Emily
Siebeneicher, Roy R.
Stepp, Conrad S.
Taulbee, Lexi
VanDall, Akira K.
Vaughn, Abby J.
Vollen, Haili J.
Weber, Taylor R.
Welch, Michael B.
Witherington, Sarah E.
Yates, Zachary S.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Fall 2017 Ensemble Auditions

Monday, August 21; 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, August 22; 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

NEW PROCESS FOR 2017: ONLINE SIGN-UP
Step 1: Click here to reserve an audition time.
Step 2: Click here to complete the Audition Information Form.

Both of these must be completed prior to your arrival for your audition
There is no sign-up sheet on the door.
There is no paper form to fill out when you arrive.

A prepared piece is not necessary. You will be asked to sing "My Country 'Tis of Thee," will be vocalized to determine your range, and will be asked to demonstrate sight-reading, interval, and tonal memory skills. The audition lasts approximately 10 minutes.

Participation in Concert Choir does not require an audition. Simply register for MUS 225/425 and we'll see you at the first rehearsal.

New to EKU? Visit our FAQ's page.

EKU Choral Day 2017

Online registration for the 2017 EKU Choral Day is now open. Click here for more information.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Spring Choir Concert and Alumni Reunion

Our final concert of 2016-2017 will feature all three choirs -- Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, and University Singers -- plus the Alumni Choir led by Dr. David Greenlee, Director of Choral Activities Emeritus. 

Music by Bennet, Mäntyjärvi, Silvestri, Svilainis, Thompson, Waters, and Weelkes, plus premieres of new compositions by EKU students John Mathre, Connor Sands, and Michael B. Welch.

Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 7:30 PM
EKU Center for the Arts
Free admission

Sunday, February 26, 2017

March 6 choral/orchestral concert

The EKU Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, and University Singers will join forces with the EKU Symphony Orchestra on Monday, March 6 at 7:30 PM at the EKU Center for the Arts. The first half of the program will feature music by J.S. Bach, Edward Elgar, and G.B. Martini. After intermission, the combined choirs and orchestra will present John Rutter's Requiem.

The ensembles are led by Dr. Richard Waters, Director of Choral Activities, and Professor Jeremy Mulholland, Director of Orchestral Activities and Chair of the School of Music. Soloists are Dr. Joyce Hall Wolf, Dr. Sherri Phelps, Michael Brian Welch, Chase Ramage, and Emily Schrader.

The concert is free and open to the public.