Harding University
July 13, 2011

Summer Honor Choir to present free concert

Each summer, high school students are invited to participate in
Harding University’s Honor Choir, a program featuring classes to
enhance a young performer’s vocal skills while providing them with one
hour of college credit.

This year’s program runs July 17-22 with a free concert Friday, July
22, at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall under the direction of Dr.
Cliff Ganus, professor of music and director of choral activities at
the university. Fifty-four students are enrolled in the program,
representing 16 different states.

Concert selections include “When I Think of You” by Laura Farnell;
“Adiemus” by Karl Jenkins; “I’m Gonna Sing” arranged by Moses Hogan;
“Song of Triumph” by Dale Grotenhuis; “Geographical Fugue” by Ernst
Toch; and “Agincourt Song” arranged by Samuel Adler. In addition, the
group will perform a choreographed medley of songs from the musical
“Wicked.”

Jenna Thomas will direct choreography for the concert, and Harding
Instructor of Music Lis Jones will perform as the choir’s accompanist.

Classes include a range of topics such as choral literature,
sightsinging, special music studies, voice, drama, improvisation and
song poetry. The classes are led by numerous faculty members and
guests including Dr. Kelly Neill, chair of the Department of Music;
Instructor of Voice Laura Eads; Associate Professor of Communication
Britt Lynn; and Instructor of Music Lis Jones. Harding alumni Kym
Collins, Ian Thomas and Jenna Thomas will also teach classes.

Camp counselors are Harding students Maggie Ellis, Benji Holder,
Daniel King and Morgan Tunnell.

For more information, please contact the Harding Department of Music
at 501-279-4343.