Marshall University Chamber Choir adds three performances to spring tour


The Marshall University Chamber Choir has added three performances on its spring 2015 tour of Atlanta, Georgia.

A select ensemble of 32 Marshall students, the internationally acclaimed Chamber Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14 at Demorest Federated Church on Georgia Avenue in Demorest, Georgia. The choir makes an 11 a.m. stop Sunday, March 15, when it performs at Cornelia United Methodist Church, 275 Wyly St. in Cornelia, Georgia. The third additional performance will take place at 6 p.m. the same day at Sandy Springs Christian Church, 301 Johnson Ferry Road NW, Sandy Springs, Georgia.

“We are delighted to bring the Chamber Choir to the Atlanta area, where we have a large number of Marshall University graduates,” said Dr. David Castleberry, associate dean and director of choral activities in the College of Arts and Media.

In addition to the concerts in the Atlanta area, the Chamber Choir will also perform in Portsmouth, Ohio; Huntington, West Virginia; and Newberry and Greenville, South Carolina.

The ensemble’s repertoire spans music of the past five centuries, from Renaissance music to newly composed works.

“Our concert program is varied and chosen to appeal to a large range of audiences,” Castleberry said.

The Chamber Choir has been heard on West Virginia Public Radio, West Virginia Public Television, CD recordings and in numerous tours, including a 2012 tour of France that extended from Paris to Nice and featured a performance at the famed Cathedrale Notre Dame de Paris. Plans are underway for another international tour, this time to Spain, in 2016.

For more information about the Marshall University Chamber Choir, visit www.marshall.edu/somt or e-mail Castleberry at castlebe@marshall.edu.