Cathedral Choir Presents Spring Concert

Siloam Springs, Ark. (March 9, 2007) — The John Brown University Cathedral Choir will be traveling through Kansas and Colorado for their annual spring break tour. Join them in worship at their annual spring concert at John Brown University on Tuesday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cathedral of the Ozarks. The event is free and open to the public.

The choir is scheduled to give concerts and lead in united services of worship in Kansas City, Mo., Topeka, Kan., Colorado Springs, Colo., Frisco, Colo., Greely, Colo., and Wichita, Kan. from March 16- 25.

The Cathedral Choir is JBU’s most prestigious music ensemble and is comprised of the most qualified singers. On their tour this spring, they plan to sing the F. Melis Christiansen arrangement of “Praise to the Lord Almighty,” “All Ye that Cried Unto the Lord” by Felix Mendelssohn, and Carl J. Nygard, Jr.’s “Psalm 23,” one of the most beloved and requested pieces of the last 20 years. The choir will also perform a spiritual by Percy Gray, Jr. entitled “I’m Going with Jesus,” which features soloist and JBU instructor of music, Mrs. Kayla White; and a setting of “Agnus Dei” by Sir Edward Elgar, and a choral setting by David Giardiniere.

Mr. Paul Smith, professor of music, is completing his twentieth year as conductor of the Cathedral Choir.

“From Felix Mendelssohn and Claudio Monteverdi to a Brooklyn Tabernacle gospel song, the choir will bring to audiences music that will inspire them musically and spiritually,” Smith said.

The choir has a long standing tradition of excellence since it began in 1942. It has toured extensively all over the United States and in Northern Ireland. In addition to annual tours, the choir is featured in the annual Candlelight Service at JBU each December.

John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked sixth by U.S. News & World Report in the Southern Region. JBU enrolls more than 2,000 students from 40 states and 45 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges & Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.