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UAPB Vesper Choir
February 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
St. James Family! We are proud to welcome the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Vesper Choir. They will be with us on Sunday, February 17th at our 10 A.M. service.
The UAPB Vesper Choir is a traditional college choir that performs repertoire from diverse stylistic periods; generally for experienced singers. The Vesper Choir performs classical choral literature, spirituals, contemporary choral literature, choral jazz and gospel selections. Participation is not limited to music majors and minors. Prerequisites: audition, interview, letter of recommendation from the student’s high school director, or other music professional and consent of the Director. Performance ensembles in the Music Department include: Vesper Choir, University Singers, Opera Workshop, Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, String Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, Brass Ensemble and Wind Symphony. Membership in these ensembles is based upon audition and is not limited to music majors. Excluding the semester the student is registered for student teaching, senior project, or internship, students seeking the B.S in Music (Teaching or Non-Teaching) degree are required to register for an ensemble each semester depending on their degree. Students must pass a minimum of seven semesters of ensemble to meet graduation requirements. Students seeking a B.S. in Music Sound Recording Technology must enroll in a minimum of four semesters of ensemble.
The internationally recognized University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Vesper Choir, under the direction of Mr. Jerron Liddell, is nationally recognized among historically Black colleges and universities for its diverse repertoire and excellent performances. This 75-80 member select ensemble, founded in the 1940s by Professor Ariel Lovelace and conducted for more than 40 years by Professor Shelton J. McGee, has a rich choral tradition that includes numerous performances on radio and television, as well as performances in Italy and Spain.