Chamber Choir to present fall concert Sunday

The Marshall University Chamber Choir, under the direction of Dr. David Castleberry, will present its fall concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, in Smith Recital Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus.

The performance will feature works by Mozart, Brahms, Vaughan Williams, Villa-Lobos and others, Castleberry said.

The Chamber Choir is a select 40-voice ensemble whose recent accomplishments include a 10-day tour of France last spring, during which they performed at Paris’s famed Cathedral of Notre Dame and received standing ovations throughout a tour that included additional concerts in Sarlat, Domme, and Nice. A CD compilation from the performance tour will be released later this fall.

Castleberry said membership includes many students preparing for careers in music, but is open to students all across the campus by audition.

“The choir upholds a high standard of excellence each year because of the students who commit themselves to reach as high as they possibly can,”Castleberry said. “When you hear them sing, their qualities of focus, dedication and joy in making music are obvious.”

Sunday’s concert will last approximately one hour. It is free and open to the public.