WUOL Holiday Choral Festival

90.5 WUOL Classical Louisville Holiday Choral Festival


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Cardinal Singers

Kent Hatteberg, Conductor

The University of Louisville Cardinal Singers, a select chamber choir in the School of Music, were founded in 1970 under the name “University Singers” by the late William C. Lathon, former University of Louisville professor, as an outreach organization for the University. In 1980 they were appointed by then Governor Brown as Commonwealth of Kentucky “ambassadors of good will.” Mr. Lathon conducted the University Singers until 1991, when Shirley Wilkinson took over leadership of the ensemble. Dr. Hatteberg became conductor of the Singers in 1997, and changed the name in 1998 to “Cardinal Singers.”

The outreach mission of the Cardinal Singers continues as a focus today, and the Singers have made numerous appearances locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally, performing at community functions, official University gatherings, choral conventions, serving as a demonstration choir, and competing on the international stage. Through performances at events such as the 7 th World Symposium on Choral Music in Kyoto, Japan, the Marktoberdorf Chamber Choir Competition in Germany, and the International Choir Olympics, the Cardinal Singers have developed a remarkable international reputation.

The Cardinal Singers rehearse twice a week as a ½ credit, non-required course. The ensemble is open to all students, and members are expected to have advanced sight-reading skills and vocal abilities.

Floyd Central A Cappella Choir

Black Classical Artists of Louisville

Dr. A. T. Simpson Jr., artistic director

Formed in 1987, the vocalists, instrumentalists, and dancers who comprise the Black Classical Artists of Louisville (BCAL) fill a tremendous void in the Kentuckiana region, performing the otherwise too-often-neglected, classical compositions of African-American composers.

Artists on the roster of the Black Classical Artists of Louisville have performed with the Kentucky Opera, the Louisville Orchestra, the Opera of Central Kentucky, the Kentucky Symphony, the Cincinnati Opera, the Chicago Lyric Opera, the San Francisco Opera, the Metropolitan Opera and additional opera companies and orchestras throughout the United States and Europe.

The ensemble has been responsible for a host of local, state-wide, and regional premieres and has also begun a commissioning process to showcase the talents of contemporary African-American composers as well as composers (of all ethnic backgrounds) who arrange the repertory known as “Traditional Negro Spirituals.”

The Black Classical Artists of Louisville, under the artistic direction of Dr. Alexander T. Simpson Jr., have become particularly renowned in the Kentuckiana region for its “Why Just In February?” Concert Series which showcases the works of African-American composers throughout the year . . . and not ‘just’ in Black History Month!

Artists of all ethnicities and nationalistic backgrounds who support the performance of the music of classical, African-American composers are welcome on the BCAL performance roster.

The Black Classical Artists of Louisville heartily support the magnificent goals of and work of the National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc. (NANM) and the Kentuckiana Branch of the National Association of Negro Musicians (KANM)!

J.W. Tiggs Chorale

Yolanda Green, Director

A choral ensemble brought together to enhance culture through choral and classical music.

$10.00 - $15.00

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