May 2 will be “A Grand Night for Singing” at UAFS

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Students perform during last year's "A Grand Night for Singing" concert.

University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students will take the stage for a wide selection of musical numbers during “A Grand Night for Singing,” the annual musical event held as the final show of the university’s Season of Entertainment 36.


The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. May 2 in the ArcBest Corp. Performing Arts Center of the Fort Smith Convention Center, located at 55 S. 7th Street. Tickets are $6 for general admission and free for UAFS students and employees.


Musical genres performed in the concert include choral works as well as jazz and Broadway tunes, including a medley of show tunes by famed Broadway duo Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe.


Ensembles participating in the concert are UAFS Chorale and UAFS Women’s Chorus, both directed by Bill Cromer; UAFS Jazz Catz, under the direction of Don Bailey; and UAFS Opera and Musical Theatre students, under the direction of Dr. Elizabeth Momand.


Niki Waters of Booneville, a freshman who will perform in the concert, said she was excited to perform.


“I love to sing, and since I’m in all four of the featured ensembles, I get to sing songs in many different styles and genres,” Waters said. “It’s going to be a great concert.”


The concert is part of Season of Entertainment 36, a yearlong lineup of entertainment sponsored by the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith featuring a variety of plays, musicals and symphonic performances.


For tickets or to find out more information, visit or contact the UAFS Box Office at 479-788-7300.


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Article by John Post, Director of Public Information
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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