Rhodes Singers and Chambers Singers Go On Tour This Week

The Rhodes Singers and Chambers Singers are on tour this week in Ruston, Mandeville and New Orleans, La.

Directed by William Skoog, the Rhodes Singers was organized in 1937 and soon after started performing an annual tour. In the summer of 2014, Rhodes Singers will tour Germany and participate in the Paris International Choral Festival. The Rhodes Chamber Singers, directed by Rhodes alumnus James Cornfoot, is a small mixed ensemble that performs a cappella repertoire from the Western art music tradition. Debbie Smith is the pianist/organist for both ensembles.

This year’s tour includes songs commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War such as the “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and the “Battle of Jericho.”

Here is the tour schedule:

Thursday, March 21, 7:30 p.m. 
Howard Center for the Performing Arts 
Louisiana Tech University 
Ruston, La.
Friday, March 22, 7:30 p.m. 
Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church 
Mandeville, La. 

Sunday, March 24, 10:30 a.m. 
Performing during worship service 
Trinity Episcopal Church 
New Orleans, La. 

Sunday, March 24, 5:00 p.m. 
Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church 
New Orleans, La.