Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Bernstein at 100

The Eastern Kentucky University Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, University Singers, and Wind Ensemble will present “Bernstein at 100,” celebrating the life and legacy of American conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein on MONDAY, APRIL 30 at 7:30 PM at the EKU Center for the Arts. Music to be performed includes Chichester Psalms, a medley from Candide, plus music by Balmages, Brahms, Persichetti, and others. The choirs are under the direction of Dr. Richard Waters, Director of Choral Activities, and graduate conductor Michael B. Welch. The Wind Ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Andrew Putnam, Director of Bands, guest conductor Dr. Nathan Siler, and graduate conductor Patrick Belding. The concert is free and open to the public.


Monday, February 26, 2018

CONCERT - Friday, March 2

The Eastern Kentucky University Choirs will present their spring concert on Friday, March 2 at 7:30 PM at First Christian Church in Richmond. The EKU Chamber Singers will perform Morten Lauridsen’s “Mid-Winter Songs” under the direction of Dr. Richard Waters, Director of Choral Activities. Graduate student Michael Welch will present his master’s conducting recital with the EKU Concert Choir and University Singers, featuring music by Dan Forrest, Michael Haydn, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Michael Welch, and Eric Whitacre. The EKU Choirs will be joined by the High Point University Chamber Singers (High Point, NC) under the direction of Dr. Marc Ashley Foster. The concert is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

March concert date change and info

Please note the following date change for our March concert:

Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 4:00 PM
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 7:30 PM
First Christian Church, Richmond

I.
Mid-Winter Songs - Morten Lauridsen (EKU Chamber Singers)
Dr. Richard Waters, conductor

II.
Guest choir: High Point University Chamber Singers (High Point, NC)
Dr. Marc Ashley Foster, conductor

III.
Graduate Conducting Recital: EKU Concert Choir & University Singers
Michael B. Welch, conductor

Friday, December 8, 2017

DTH ticket sales are closed

Ticket sales for DECK THE HALLS are closed. Thank you for supporting the EKU Choirs!


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