This Thursday morning, May 3, 2012, APU’s Men's Chorale performs for the first time at the National Day of Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC. The event will be televised internationally. “Performing at the National Prayer Breakfast is a distinct honor,” said Harold Clousing, Men’s Chorale conductor. “Our involvement not only brings recognition to the university, but also enables our students to serve as ambassadors, introducing Men’s Chorale to the important guests in attendance while also showcasing their musical talent.”
This marks the group’s first East Coast tour. Along with the Prayer Breakfast, the Men’s Chorale plans multiple concert appearances at churches from New York to Michigan.
Earlier this year, the Men’s Chorale performed at the Celebration of Freedom Gala, honoring 34 Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, at the Ronald Regan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.
Celebrating their 40th anniversary, APU’s Men’s Chorale is an admired choral ensemble in the School of Music. Comprised of men from all disciplines and majors offered at APU, this 100-voice ensemble performs regularly at churches, schools, and civic organizations. Their repertoire represents many musical styles, including traditional men’s choral music, spirituals, jazz arrangements, hymns, folk songs, and contemporary Christian music. The ensemble regularly performs newly commissioned works by APU faculty, students, and contemporary composers, and appears in concert throughout the year. Men’s Chorale tours annually, including recent appearances at the USS Missouri in Hawaii and the Los Angeles Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast.