Let Everything That Hath Breath – Jeffery L. Ames
Christ the Apple Tree – Stanford Scriven
Come, You Who Are Filled – Gwen McLeod Hall
I Sing Because I’m Happy – Charles Gabriel; arr. Kenneth Paden
A covenant Prayer – Dan Forrest
CANTIQUE DE JEAN RACINE – GABRIEL FAURE
This select ensemble is made of students from many academic disciplines across campus and who hail from all over the country. Each person was chosen through a competitive audition and receives of scholarship for his or her participation. The choir rehearses five days per week and performs over 40 concerts annually.
Chamber Singers have toured extensively throughout the United States and abroad. International performances include St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the Duomo in Florence, and St. Mark’s in Venice, Italy; and concerts in Vienna and Salzburg, Austria; Berlin, Germany; Prague, Czech Republic; Budapest, Hungary; and Wroclaw, Poland. From January through May of 2017, members of the choir spent the semester touring Europe, while based out of Prague, Czech Republic and studying at Anglo-American University. In June 2022, Chamber Singers toured the Czech Republic and was a featured ensemble in Vienna, Austria where they participated in a concert celebrating the 252nd birthday of Beethoven with a festival chorus, orchestra, and soloists at St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In June of 2023, the choir will travel to the UK to give performances in London, Startford upon Avon and Edinburgh, Scotland. In London they will perform at Cadogan Hall and join with professional choruses Vox Anima and Voces 8 in a concert featuring the music of acclaimed composer Paul Mealor.
MARC ASHLEY FOSTER is Chair of the Department of Music and Director of Choral Activities at High Point University (HPU). In his thirteen years at HPU, Dr. Foster has overseen a significant expansion of the Department of Music, with the addition of 23 new music faculty, 60 music majors/minors, 100+ students singing in choirs, 22 new instrumental/choral ensembles, and over 300 students in private lessons. Dr. Foster has taught at the University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas and Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi and comes to High Point after serving as the Director of Worship Arts Ministries at Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church in Jackson, Mississippi and as the Artistic Director of the Mississippi Chorus.
Dr. Foster received a Doctor of Music Arts degree (DMA) in Choral Conducting from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a Master of Sacred Music degree (MSM) from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and the Bachelor of Music Education degree (BM Ed) in Choral Conducting and Voice from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
In December of 2021 Dr Foster and the choirs at High Point University were featured on a nationally televised Christmas special on ABC affiliate stations. In June 2022 Dr Foster was the the artistic director for the Beethoven Choral Festival in Vienna Austria with a choral/orchestral concert at St Stephen’s Cathedral. Dr Foster has been invited by Vox Anima to join in a concert at Cadogan Hall in London in 2023 as part of a festival celebrating the life and music of famed composer Paul Mealor. The HPU Chamber Singers have been featured on several compact disc recordings from Hinshaw Music Inc., and have been honored to premier choral works by Dan Forrest, Richard Waters, James Green, David Schwoebel, and others.