JBU’s Cathedral Choir to Perform in Local Churches

Siloam Springs, Ark. (March 6, 2008) - The John Brown University Cathedral Choir is singing its way to a two-week choral missions tour of Northern Ireland by performing concerts at Northwest Arkansas area churches. The JBU choir, comprising sixty-four members, will perform four spring concerts at area churches to raise funds for their trip to Northern Ireland May 5 through May 19, 2008. Students going to Northern Ireland must each raise $2,600 to cover the cost of travel and living expenses while in Northern Ireland. In addition, a small group of students will remain in Ireland after the choir tour for an additional two weeks to serve with fellow JBU students from the Irish missions team on various outreach projects. Their first performance of this spring tour will be Sunday, March 30, at the First United Methodist Church in Bella Vista, Ark. at 4:00 p.m. The choir will also perform on Thursday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cathedral of the Ozarks on the JBU campus in Siloam Springs, Ark. The choir will participate in the morning worship service at Community Christian Fellowship in Siloam Springs on Sunday, April 20, and at Cross Pointe Community Church in Tontitown, Ark. on Sunday, May 4. The choir will perform such songs as “Sing Joyfully” by William Byrd; “i thank you God for most this amazing day” by Eric Whitacre and “Go Down in the Valley and Pray” by Andre Thomas. “We again look forward to the incredible privilege of sharing through music our devotion to God,” Paul Smith, Cathedral Choir director, said. “Northern Ireland holds a very special place in our hearts. We never fail to come back with hundreds of stories of how we came to minister and were ministered unto.” All the money raised through donations at the spring concerts will go directly toward students’ trip expenses. All gifts are tax deductible because it is a missions outreach. You are cordially invited to attend the concerts where you will hear an exceptional choir and further a worthwhile missions outreach at the same time.

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