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Oct. 15, 2008

For Immediate Release




By Rachel Crenshaw, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.—Campbellsville University’s Chorale, under the new direction of Dr. Alcingstone Cunha, assistant professor of music, will be leaving for fall tour Sunday, Oct. 18-21.


“The Chorale has been working very vigorously to master the music we will be presenting on tour,” said Cunha. “I can’t wait to see the end results of their hard work and dedication.”


In addition, Cunha said there are many new faces included in this year’s ensemble.  He said he is excited to see what type of performance this group is capable of producing. 


The Chorale will be featured throughout several churches and high schools in Kentucky and Ohio. The ensemble will be performing numerous pieces of sacred music by several leading composers including: Handel, Mark Hayes and Ralph Manuel.


The Chorale is an auditioned ensemble that rehearses three times a week in the fall and spring semesters.


Joining the Chorale will be the University Handbell Choir under the direction of Rebecca Logan, an adjunct faculty member from Shepherdsville, Ky. Logan said the Handbell choir is facing a brand new year, with a new director and with many new members. She said the fall tour will be a great opportunity to tie each new aspect of the Handbell choir together.  


For more information regarding the University Chorale contact Cunha at or call the School of Music at (270) 789-5237.

Campbellsville University Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Alcingstone Cunha. Pictured from the top left are: Megan Massey, a senior from Science Hill, Ky.; Erin Johnson, a junior from Russellville, Ky.; Ana Cristina Caldas, a graduate student from Barbacena, Brazil; Ahhyun Im, an ESL student from South Korea; Sarah Smith a junior from Brandenburg, Ky.; Bradley Whitehead a junior from Russell Springs, Ky.; Taeeun Moon an ESL student from South Korea; Seongho Choi a graduate student from South Korea; Allen Brooks, a freshman from Bardstown, Ky., Yuri Kim an ESL student from South Korea; Marissa Hazard, a freshman from Campbellsville, Ky.; Heather Dobbs, a senior from Science Hill, Ky.; Brittany Hall, a senior from Frankfort, Ky.; Rachel Coburn, a senior from Nortonville, Ky.; Third row left corner: Bridgette McIlwaine, a senior from Nicholasville, Ky.; Carmen Drake, a junior from Sonora, Ky.; Anna Troth, a senior from Frankfort, Ky.; Margareth Niguel from Brazil; Shawn Richardson, a junior from Walnut Creek, Calif.; Timothy Howe, a sophomore from Dry Ridge, Ky.; Chase Moore, a freshman from Somerset, Ky.; Jamaal Stiles a senior from Campbellsville, Ky.; Jenny Roy a junior from Russell Springs, Ky.; Sarah Houk a sophomore from Campbellsville, Ky.;  Jenna Bender a freshman from Campbellsville, Ky.; Mary Gray a sophomore from Owensboro, Ky.; Second row from the left: Ashleigh Fry, a sophomore from Bardstown, Ky.; Jessica Harris, a freshman from Louisville, Ky.; Carla Edmondson, a junior from Independence, Ky.; Jesse West, a junior from from Monticello, Ky.; Joe Gupton, a freshman from Campbellsville, Ky.; Dr. Alcingstone Cunha, assistant professor of music; E.J. Pavy, a senior from Campbellsville, Ky.; Josh Myers, a senior from London, Ky.; Rachel Morrison, a senior from Crestwood, Ky.; Kristina Wallace, a freshman from Hopkinsville, Ky.; Anna Fry a sophomore from Bardstown, Ky.; Bottom row from the left: Aubrey Skutt, a freshman from Columbia, Ky.; MaryGrace Lee, a senior from Liberty, Ky.; Lindsey Kleyer, a freshman from Simpsonville, Ky.; Morgan Lanham, a freshman from Lebanon Junction, Ky.; Dominique a freshman from Bardstown, Ky.;  Dana Eberhard a freshman from Cuiaba, Brazil. Brittany Judd a junior from Campbellsville, Ky.; Rachel Crenshaw, a junior from Shepherdsville, Ky.; Hannah Park, the piano accompanist from South Korea.  (CU Photo by André Tomaz)

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,601 students who represent 93 Kentucky counties, 27 states and 31 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2009 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South for the second consecutive year. CU has been ranked 16 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his tenth year as president.