Evangel University Concert Choir to appear locally

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. —The Evangel University Concert Choir will appear in concert at Port City Faith,  Oswego at 10:45 a.m. March 9, Pastor Sebastian Foti has announced.

The EU Concert Choir is a 36-member vocal ensemble that is currently touring through Ohio, Virginia, New York and Connecticut.

During the past 30 years, the choir has toured in the 48 contiguous states, Canada, the Bahamas, Cuba and 15 countries in Europe.

In addition, the choir has performed at the Missouri Music Educators Conference; has been honored with solo performances in Carnegie Hall in 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2008; and has performed for President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.

The repertoire of the Concert Choir ranges from classical to contemporary sacred literature.

The program is as varied and energetic as the 36-member choral ensemble.

CDs will be available for sale after the concert.

Sharon Wilkins, who has served on the Evangel University faculty since 1984 is director of the choir.

Wilkins received her music education from Evangel University, Drury University, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Wichita State University, Georgia State University and Missouri State University.

Evangel University is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (312-263-0456, http://hlcommission.org), the National Association of Schools of Music and the Council on Social Work Education.

For additional information, contact Wilkins at (417) 865-2815, ext. 7328.

Evangel University is a private, Christian university of arts, sciences and professions.

With an enrollment of more than 2,200 students from all 50 states and abroad, Evangel offers more than 100 undergraduate academic programs and nine master’s programs.