Local Music
4:35 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Choir directors talk 'American Sounds'

An interview with Clayton Parr and Mark Wells

The Battle Creek Community Chorus and Ars Voce are collaborating to present an ambitious program celebrating American composers this Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek. 

Ars Voce
Credit yourmusiccenter.org

"American Sounds" begins with Leonard Bernstein's 1965 sacred work Chichester Psalms, and continues with works from William Billings, to Randall Thompson, to folk song arrangements. Clayton Parr, director of the Battle Creek Community Chorus, and Mark Wells, director of Ars Voce, reveal details of the program and its preparation.