The Arkansas Chamber Singers will celebrate 43 years of singing this season, and we have an exciting series of performances to bring your way. The title of our season is A New Beginning. Our beloved director Prof. John Erwin has passed his baton on and four new guest conductors will direct each concert. Dr. Lorissa Mason will direct the Fall Concert, Dr. Gabriel Statom will direct the Holiday Concert, Dr. Andrew Morgan will direct the Early Spring Concert and Dr. Joshua Brown will direct the Spring Concert. Subscribe to the season and experience choral singing at it's highest level at a discounted price.
FALL: October 14 at 7:30 pm and October 16, 2022 at 3:00 pm at St. James United Methodist Church, Little Rock
HOLIDAY: December 9 - 11, 2022 at Old State House, Little Rock
MARCH: March 3 and 5, 2023 at St. Edward Catholic Church, Little Rock
MAY: May 12 and 14, 2023 at Christ Episcopal Church, Little Rock
Life, Love and Light
Friday, October 14, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 3:00 pm
St. James United Methodist Church, Little Rock
We begin our season with music of life, love and light. The past few years have taught us a great deal about priorities, relationships, and hope. Without death there is no life; without loneliness, no love; and without darkness, no light can shine. Through this program of choral music, the human spirit emerges victorious, reminding us that humanity is strong and there is joy to be found in this world.
Dr. Lorissa Mason will be guest conductor for this concert. Dr. Mason is the Director of Choral Activities and Voice Area Chair at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where she directs the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and Women’s Choir and teaches undergraduate conducting, advanced conducting, and music education courses.
An English Christmas
Friday, December 9, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 3:00 pm
Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 3:00 pm
Old State House, Little Rock
The Arkansas Chamber Singers will continue the annual tradition of concerts in the wonderful acoustics of the Old State House. The concert, An English Christmas, will feature arrangements of traditional carols and original choral works from Great Britain, which is where a majority of our well known Christmas tunes originate. ACS will be joined by harpist Anna Kathryn Pepper. Audiences of all ages will enjoy the timeless sensation of Christmas music through the ages.
The Old State House has FREE and OPEN SEATING, tickets are also available at the door. Seating is limited, plan to arrive early. Doors open a half hour before performance.
Dr. Gabriel Statom will be the guest conductor for this concert. Dr. Statom has conducted choirs in churches and arts organizations across the south for the past 25 years. His choirs have performed at Carnegie Hall, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival and cathedrals across Europe and South America.
Support for the Old State House is provided, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Spring is Near
Friday, March 3, 2023 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 3:00 pm
St. Edward Catholic Church, 803 Sherman Road, Little Rock
As we move from the cold of winter to the warmth and beauty of spring, we invite you to join us for an evening of choral music that reflects on the transitions we face in our own lives. This concert will feature works that explore growth, rebirth, and appreciation for the world - and the people - around us, including Benjamin Britten's Five Flower Songs and Leonard Bernstein's Make our Garden Grow.
Dr. Andrew Morgan will be guest conductor for this concert. Dr. Morgan is Associate Professor of Music at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. He conducts the Hendrix College Choir, and teaches courses in music history, theory, and popular music.
Friday, May 12, 2023 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 3:00 pm
Christ Episcopal Church, 509 Scott Street, Little Rock
The final performance of this year’s Arkansas Chamber Singers’ Concert follows the theme Heavenly Home - the title of Shawn Kirchner’s three song cycle. This a cappella work includes three familiar folk hymn tune settings Hallelujah, Angel Band and UnClouded Day each of which are rich in terms of musical textures and tonal colors. Following the heavenly/celestial theme are several other selections by Maurice Durufle, Johannes Brahms, Daniel Gawthrop, Blake Henson, Marques Garrett, and more. Join us as we experience these works in the incredible acoustical space of Christ Episcopal Church in Little Rock.
Dr. Joshua Brown will be guest conductor for this concert. Dr. Brown will be guest conductor for this concert. Dr. Brown serves as Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities and Chair of Music Education at Ouachita Baptist University where he teaches courses in choral music, conducting, music education, and voice.