The hills of Eureka Springs, Arkansas have been alive with the harmonious sounds of The Ozarks Chorale for over eighteen years!
The Ozarks Chorale of Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Singing has long been a tradition in the Ozark Mountains, and the hills of Eureka Springs, Arkansas have been alive with the harmonious sounds of the Ozarks Chorale for over twenty years.
Founded by a small group of dedicated singers in 1994, the Ozarks Chorale proudly celebrates its upcoming season of classical and pop choral works under the expert musical direction of Artistic Director and Conductor Beth Whithey and accompanied by Ellen Stephenson. The Chorale performs for a variety of venues and private and public events, and of course its annual centerpiece productions: the Christmas and Spring concerts.
The musical library of the Chorale ranges from Classical works such as Handel's "Messiah" with accompanying orchestra to Dave Brubeck's "Take Five" with Jazz ensemble accompaniment. Romantic works such as Brahms "Liebeslieder Waltzes" to gospel, pop, folk, musical theater and movie songs are Chorale favorites.
The Ozarks Chorale boasts the ability to sing anything from Bach to Beatles! With such a diverse repertoire the Ozarks Chorale with its mixed voices of adults and talented middle and high schools students is a favorite in Northwest Arkansas. The Chorale calls the Eureka Springs Historical Auditorium "home" but also performs in other venues including in Southwest Missouri. Families plan their vacations just to make sure they are here when the Chorale performs. Here's a peek at our upcoming concert schedule. We hope to see you there!
Holidays in the Hills Concert, Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7:30 PM, Tickets available at the door: Adults $10, Students free with valid I.D.
Join the singing at our second annual HALLELUJAH CHORUS COMMUNITY SING!
The Ozarks Chorale was excited to bring a special holiday project to Carroll County, the Hallelujah Chorus Community Sing. Singers young and old were invited to learn Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” through our dedicated Youtube channel, then stand and sing the Chorus together with The Ozarks Chorale during the finale of their Holiday Concert in 2013. This year, they are again inviting singers to join them in their finale performance.
“More than any other piece of music, the ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ from Handel’s Messiah ushers in the glory of the Christmas Season,” said Artistic Director and Conductor, Beth Withey.
On the Ozarks Sings Youtube channel singers found a tutorial, a link to download the music, and practice videos for all vocal parts that were created by the BBC especially for community learning projects like this one. There was no cost, no practices to attend, and no strings attached. Singers learned the music on their own time or worked on this project with a local choir. The link to the Ozarks Sings Youtube channel was: www.youtube.com/ozarkssings or Google “ozarks sings” and start practicing today.
It was an awe inspiring sight for the Chorale to look over the audience and see people joining in the Hallelujah Chorus with them. The sounds filled The Auditorium and could be heard from the streets. What a glorious way to start the holidays!