The ACU homecoming choir concert will take place Saturday morning at 11:45 in the Williams Performing Arts Center recital hall.
Dr. Paul Piersall, interim director of choral activities, said the concert will feature a variety of music spanning both contemporary and traditional genres.
“We try to put together a program that is entertaining but has musical substance,” Piersall said.
The concert features University Chorale, a group composed of primarily freshmen and sophomores as well as A Cappella, ACU’s traveling chorus.
A Capella has been in existence for more than 70 years and is the oldest A Cappella chorus in the Southwest according to ACU’s website. The group is directed by Dr. Piersall and gives more major concerts and tours each year than University Chorale.
University Chorale is a less time consuming choir and aims to provide students the opportunity to participate in choral activities without sacrificing too much time according to their website.
The concert is specifically aimed toward alumni and will incorporate several traditions not always performed at choral events.
At the Homecoming concert The Lord Bless You and Keep You will be performed and choral alumni will be invited to come onstage.
“We will have as many people on stage as in the audience, so it’s really unique,” Piersall said.