History of the Community Festival Chorale

 

 

The Festival Chorale was founded in the summer of 2002 under the direction of Maestro Louis Welcher who conducted the Festival Chorale from 2002-2005.  In 2005 Shirley Faulkner became the conductor of the Community Festival Chorale.  Under her, the Chorale has performed the following works and concerts:

The Messiah: Passion and Resurrection

Wesley United Methodist Church - May 2015

 

The Messiah: Christmas

Wesley United Methodist Church - December 2014

 

Mass of the Children

First United Methodist Church, Russellville - December 2013

 

Christmas Gathering

Pottsville Junior High - December 2013

 

That's Entertainment: Broadway Style!

Arkansas Tech University - May 2013

 

The Messiah

Arkansas Tech University - December 2012

 

From the Porch to the Pew

Arkansas Tech University - May 2012

 

Christmas Memories

Arkansas Tech University - December 2011

 

John Rutter Requiem

Arkansas Tech University - May 2011

 

Sing We Now of Christmas

First Free Will Baptist - December 2010

 

Songs from the Soul

Arkansas Tech University - June 2010

 

The Messiah

First United Methodist Church - December 2009

 

Live, Laugh, Love

Arkansas Tech University - May 2009

 

Christmas Lite

Arkansas Tech University - December 2008

 

A Very Short Evening at the Opera & Songs of Arkansas Composers

Arkansas Tech University - May 2008

 

The Messiah: A Christmas Celebration

First United Methodist Church - December 2007

 

America In Song

Arkansas Tech University - May 2007

 

A Christmas Journey: Here, There and When?

Arkansas Tech University - December 2006

 

John Rutter Mass of the Children

First Baptist Church in Russellville, May 2006

 

Handel's Messiah and 4 Short Christmas Songs

Second Baptist Church in Russellville - December 2005.

 

Under Maestro Welcher, the Community Festival Chorale performed the following works and concerts:

 

Faure Requiem and Missa Brevis #4

First Baptist Church in Russellville - May 2005

 

A Concert of Christmas Choral Music

All Saints Episcopal Church - December 2004

 

John Rutter Requiem

First Baptist Church in Russellville, AR - May 2004

Munger Chapel on the University of the Ozarks campus in Clarksville, AR - May 2004

 

Three Marian Motets, A Cantata for Christmastide and Epiphany and Christmas from the Heart

All Saints Episcopal Church - December 2003

 

River Valley Arts Center Flag Day Concert

Russellville High School Stadium - June 2003

 

A Shropshire Lad, Four American Folk Hymns, and Two Patriotic Songs

All Saints Episcopal Church - May 2003

 

A Concert of Traditional, Folk and Classical Choral Christmas Songs

All Saints Episcopal Church - December 2002

 

 

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