UT's Camerata and Chamber Singers Finish Performance Season May 5 and 9

Published: Apr 30, 2014

The University of Tampa’s Camerata Singers and Chamber Singers will give their final concerts of the academic year on Monday, May 5, and Friday, May 9. The May 5 concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values, and the May 9 performance starts at 7 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, located at 455 Missouri Ave. N. in Largo. Both concerts are free and open to the public.

“I hope you will join me in celebrating the magnificent work these students have put into making this program really special,” said Ryan Hebert, UT’s director of choral studies.

The program will feature pieces by Herbert Brewer, Moses Hogan, Herbert Howells, Edwin Fissinger, Libby Larsen, Claudio Monteverdi and others. Each of the choirs will sing selections accompanied by the Chapel’s Dobson pipe organ played by Dale Williams, adjunct professor of music.

The Camerata Singers is a select chamber choir for women’s voices; the 36-voice Chamber Singers is UT’s premiere, mixed vocal ensemble. Membership in both ensembles is by audition only.

According to Hebert, interest in the classical voice program at UT increased tremendously in the last year. Hebert stated that this year there were more than 40 applicants to the program, up from an average of six to eight in previous years.

For more information, contact Hebert at (813) 257-3344 or rhebert@ut.edu.