University of Kentucky Men’s Chorus to perform at Shorter College Monday
April 3 - The University of Kentucky Men’s Chorus will perform inside Shorter College’s Brookes Chapel on Monday, April 6. The event, which will be from 12 until 12:30 p.m., is free and open to the public.
The Men’s Chorus is an 80-voice ensemble composed of University of Kentucky students who range from freshmen to graduate students. The choir’s challenging and diverse repertoire includes literature that spans from Gregorian chant to music of the 21st century. Rehearsing only twice weekly, the Men’s Chorus maintains an active performing schedule throughout the state of Kentucky, touring each semester.
The chorus has achieved several distinguished honors in recent years. In 2006, they were guest artists with the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Brahms’ “Alto Rhapsody,” and that spring they were the only men’s chorus in the country to be selected to perform at the Music Educators National Conference (MENC) National Convention in Salt Lake City. In the fall of 2006, the Men’s Chorus was again honored by being the only men’s chorus in the United States to be featured at the inaugural convention of the National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO) in San Antonio, Texas.