Siloam Springs, Arkansas (April 6, 2011) - In preparation for its upcoming Northern Ireland tour, John Brown University’s Cathedral Choir will hold a spring concert in the Berry Performing Art Center on April 14 at 7:30 p.m.
The choir, comprised of 67 students from 11 states and five countries will sing pieces including the rousing spiritual “Witness” composed by Jack Halloran, Clausen’s vibrant eight-part, “All that Hath Life and Breath, Praise Ye the Lord,” a hauntingly beautiful 21st century original composition by Eric Whitacre, “Water Night,” as well as beautiful arrangements of beloved hymns including, “Abide with Me” written by Henry Francis Lyte and other hymns of the faith.
The event is free and open to the public. An offering will be taken, the proceeds of which will go towards the travel costs of the choir’s tour/missions trip to Ireland, May 8-23.
While in Ireland, the JBU Cathedral Choir will sing at various churches and schools, including a combined church service in Portsteward and Ballynahinch, and a performance at the North Ireland Parliament Great Hall. The trip will also include two days of recording a CD at St. Mark’s Parish Church in Dundela – the church where C.S. Lewis’s grandfather was the pastor.