Ouachita Baptist University’s Ouachita Sounds will perform on Friday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Jones Performing Arts Center on Ouachita’s campus.
Ouachita Sounds will perform a high-energy concert featuring a tribute to Michael Jackson. The concert will include a variety of solo and ensemble pieces as well as dance performances.
“This year we have made it more of a variety show,” said Mary Worthen, director of Ouachita Sounds and OBU assistant professor of music. “Our main focus is to entertain and keep everything upbeat throughout the performance.”
“We’ve been working a lot this semester on numerous projects, and now we are focusing on the concert,” said Bethany Whitfield, a new member of Sounds. “It will be great because our group recognizes the importance of keeping Sounds at the level it has always been…This concert will be our best face forward.”
Ouachita Sounds is an audition-based vocal ensemble including: Taylor Bass, a sophomore musical theatre major from Houston, Texas; Daniel Collier, a senior musical theatre major from North Little Rock, Ark.; Elisabeth Hipp, a senior vocal performance major from Memphis, Tenn.; Leslyn Ichter, a senior choral music education major from Conway, Ark.; Michael Krikorian, a senior musical theatre form Rockwall, Texas; Daniel McFarlin, a freshman music major from Dallas, Texas; Ben Reeves, a senior church music major from Hot Springs, Ark.; and Bethany Whitfield, a junior history major from Bryant, Ark.
Admission is $5 (free to all OBU students who provide ID), and tickets may be purchased at the JPAC box office weekdays from 2-5 p.m. or by calling (870) 245-5563. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.obu.edu/finearts. For more information about Ouachita Sounds, contact Mary Worthen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (870) 245-5272.
By Tara Davidson