Arkansas State University Concert Choir
(United States)

Recognized throughout the southern United States for its artistic excellence, the Arkansas State University Concert Choir has been conducted by renowned conductors such as Alfred R. Skoog, Dr. Dale Miller, Cherie Collins and, most recently, Dr. Ryan Sullivan. This Choir frequently performs at prestigious events and concert halls, including recent performances at the American Choral Directors Association National Conference, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall in New York, in addition to international tours to the Czech Republic, Poland, and Ireland. Under the motto “Music is for Everyone”, the Arkansas State University Concert Choir is proud of the impact its members have made on their communities in Arkansas and throughout the country. With a mission to enrich the college experience through music, the Arkansas State University Department of Music, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Communications at the second largest university in Arkansas, offers degrees in the bachelor and master levels across a variety of musical areas, bringing together more than 300 students, faculty, and staff.

Dr. Ryan W. Sullivan is the Director of Choral Activities, Coordinator of Vocal Studies, and Assistant Professor of Music at Arkansas State University. He conducts the flagship ensemble Concert Choir, Jonesboro Chorale, and Chamber Singers. He teaches coursework in conducting and music education. Dr Sullivan was the Associate Conductor of the Dallas Symphony Chorus and served as the conductor of Collegium Singers and Baroque Orchestra, the University of North Texas’ early music ensembles. Beyond his credits as a baritone soloist, he was awarded the Adams-Nordstrom Award for Early Music Studies. Dr Sullivan holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas, a Master of Music degree from Texas Tech University, and a Bachelor of Music Education and Vocal Performance degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory of Music.

Friday, June, 15 | 16h

Palácio Nacional da Ajuda

Sunday, June, 18 | 18h

Mosteiro da Batalha

Wednesday, June, 21 | 16h

Igreja dos Clérigos (Porto)


The American Spirit

I. A City on a Hill
Soar Away (A.C. Cagle)
Poor Wayfarin’ Stranger (arr. Joseph Svendsen)
Pilgrim’s Hymn (Stephen Paulus)
American Songs from “Heavenly Home:
    – Unclouded Day (Shawn Kirchner)
    – Angel Band (Shawn Kirchner)

II. Dissonance
Hard Times (Stephen Foster, arr. Hella Johnson)
America Will Be! (Joel Thompson)

That Which Remains (Andrea Ramsey)
How Can I Keep from Singing? (Sarah Quartel)

IV. All of Us
Tuttarana (Reena Esmail)
Let My Love Be Heard (Jake Runestad)
from “Considering Matthew Shepard”:
    – Meet Me Here (Craig Hella Johnson)
    – All of Us (Craig Hella Johnson)