On Sunday, April 22, the Singing Men of Arkansas will present ahistory of America's distinct musical styles in a 2:00 p.m.
performance of"Sing America" at the Ed Coulter Performing Arts Center in The Sheidon the campus of Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH).
The show is apart of the Arvest Concert Series and, as always, Arvest Concert Series showsare free, and no tickets are required.
Singing Men of Arkansas is a unique choral group. Its auditionedmembers are all volunteers who enjoy singing together and having fun doing it.
They have a broad variety of repertoire and inspire and entertain audienceswith their dynamic choral performances.
The idea for Singing Men of Arkansas began on October 9, 2007,at a restaurant with a conversation between two men experienced in
vocal participation, presentation, and leadership. On October 31, the idea hadexpanded to a governing council of seven men and an outstanding
choral leaderand director, Mike Bedford, with national and international experience. By theend of that day, the name, Singing Men of Arkansas,
was selected. Today, thegroup totals 48 members.
"Sing America" is a guided choral tour through thehistory of America's distinct musical styles. Singing Men of Arkansas willperform 16 songs in
16 different styles that trace the story of America throughits unique musical contributions. Intended for all ages, "SingAmerica" combines high-energy
musical performance with multi-media contentabout each song that will connect our country's history to each musical style.From minstrel
songs to barbershop, from African-American spirituals toBroadway, from cowboy to big-band, audiences will be surprised at the sheervariety of
American musical contributions.
Singing Men of Arkansas will be joined by elite musicians,featuring guest conductor/tenor Jeffrey Allen Murdock,
leader of the Universityof Arkansas's Inspirational and Men's Choruses, to bring fresh ways to enjoythe powerful
sound of this renowned men's chorus.