WHO: Faulkner University Chorus
WHAT: Spring Tour 2020 performance
WHERE: 556 Hughes Road, Madison, AL 35758
WHEN: Thursday March 12, 2020 at 7 p.m. CDT
Faulkner University has been a part of Montgomery, Alabama, since 1942 when Dr. Rex Turner, Dr. Leonard Johnson and Joe Greer established Montgomery Bible College on a few acres on Ann Street. Their mission was to create an institution that provided preacher training and education based in God’s Holy Word. Today, the university is home to five colleges: the Alabama Christian College of Arts and Sciences, the Harris College of Business and Executive Education, the V.P. Black College of Biblical Studies, the College of Education, and the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law.
Faulkner University is committed to providing a nurturing and challenging environment that encourages students to thrive not only academically, but also socially and spiritually. As a Christian liberal arts university associated with the churches of Christ, Faulkner’s offerings are continually expanding. Currently our five colleges offer 65 academic degrees ranging from business administration to biblical studies, from biology to e-commerce. Faulkner also offers six post-graduate degrees including a law degree (Juris Doctor). Additional education-enhancement opportunities exist through the Great Books Honors College and the Study Abroad program.
The mission of Faulkner University is to glorify God through education of the whole person, emphasizing integrity of character in a caring, Christian environment where every individual matters every day.
Department of Music
The Department of Music at Faulkner University develops musicians who are thoroughly prepared to enter music careers or to enter graduate-level music studies while also developing a Christian philosophy of the arts. At Faulkner, small classes provide focused attention on your vocal or instrumental talent. One-on-one instruction from professional musicians hones your skills and knowledge while our ensembles provide many performance opportunities. The university offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and the Bachelor of Music Education degree.
The Faulkner University Chorus is the larger of two choral ensembles at the university. Members are selected by audition and commit to a rigorous rehearsal and performance schedule which includes an annual national tour. The group performs sacred, a cappella music written by composers from many nations and representing historical periods from the Renaissance to the present day.
The Faulkner Singers is a select, sixteen-voice ensemble drawn from the larger Faulkner University Chorus. In addition to the repertoire of the University Chorus, the Faulkner Singers prepare and perform music which requires the finesse and vocal agility that only a disciplined chamber ensemble can achieve.
Allen Clements is Director of Choral Activities at Faulkner University. Choral ensembles under his leadership have performed such works as the Handel Coronation Anthem No. 4, Haydn’s Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo, the Faure Requiem, Schubert’s Mass in G Major, the Bach motet Jesu, meine Freude, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Holst’s Hodie, Orff’s Carmina Burana, and Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem.
Dr. Clements has been invited to serve as a guest conductor and clinician on several occasions. In 2004 he conducted the El Dorado (Arkansas) Chorale in a performance of Handel’s Messiah and, in 2005, he led the All-Region Senior High Mixed Choir at the Arkansas Choral Directors Association Southwest All-Region Choir Clinic/Concert. In 2009, an article by Clements was published in the Music Educators Journal. His reviews of choral compact disc recordings are regularly published in the Choral Journal. Clements holds a B.M.E. from Harding University, two M.M. degrees from the University of Alabama, and a Ph.D. from the Conservatory at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He and his wife Sara have a daughter (Ella Rose) and a son (Charner).
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