MU Choral Union Rehearsals Resuming

HNN Staff

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Marshall University Choral Union will welcome back Dr. David Castleberry as its director for the Spring 2011 season, with rehearsals now taking place on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. beginning Jan. 11, in Smith Music Hall, Room 150. Formerly, the choir rehearsed on Monday evenings.

Castleberry, who directed the ensemble from 1990-2009, said he is excited to be returning to the choir. “The chance to assemble all our choral ensembles for Carl Orff’s ‘Carmina Burana’ this spring, together with the Huntington Symphony, will be a thrilling opportunity for our singers and the community. Orff’s choral masterpiece has been heard in motion pictures, commercials, and in countless performances throughout the world.”

Castleberry said “Carmina Burana” is one of the most exciting and recognizable pieces of choral music in existence.

The performance will take place on Saturday, March 12. After the completion of the “Carmina Burana” project, the Choral Union will prepare a collage concert, together with the Marshall University Chorus.

New singers are invited join the Choral Union for the spring semester. Some previous choral experience is helpful. For further information, call 304-696-2963.