JBU Cathedral Choir to Perform Selections from Northern Ireland Tour

SILOAM SPRINGS, Arkansas (March 28, 2017) – The John Brown University Cathedral Choir will perform selections from their upcoming tour of Northern Ireland on Friday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Berry Performing Arts Center. 

The choir, composed of 68 students from 15 states and four countries, will sing pieces ranging from the early 17th century to present day, including Jakob Handl’s (Gallus’) “Exultate Justi in Domino,” Jack Halloran’s “Witness,” Robert Scholz’s “What Wondrous Love is This” and Zack Stanton’s “The Beatitudes.”

From May 7 – 23, the JBU Cathedral Choir will sing at various churches and schools across Ireland with special guest appearances in Portstewart, Belfast and the North Ireland Parliament Great Hall. The trip will also include a day of recording a CD at St. Mark’s Parish Church in Dundela, the church where C.S. Lewis’s grandfather pastored.

The event is free and open to the public, and will be last concert JBU Cathedral Choir’s Director Paul Smith will direct before his retirement. Proceeds from an offering that will be taken will go toward the choir’s travel costs to Ireland. For more information, please call 479-524-7154.

John Brown University is a leading private Christian university, training students to honor God and serve others since 1919. Arkansas’ top-ranked regional university (U.S. News Best Colleges, 2017), JBU enrolls more than 2,700 students from 40 states and 37 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, degree completion and concurrent education programs. JBU offers more than 39 majors, with top programs including business administration, graphic design, engineering, construction management, counseling, teacher education and nursing.

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