The Edmond Sun

April 29, 2014

Singing Men of Arkansas coming to metro church


Special to The Sun

OKLA. CITY — The Singing Men of Arkansas will perform at 8:30 a.m. May 4 at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 7201 W. Britton Road in Oklahoma City. The event is free and open to the public.

Singing Men of Arkansas is an auditioned men’s choir pursuing professional excellence in choral sound. Utilizing a broad variety of repertoire, members seek to inspire and entertain audiences through dynamic choral performance.

The idea for Singing Men of Arkansas began Oct. 9, 2007, at a local restaurant with a conversation between two men experienced in vocal participation, presentation and leadership.

On Oct. 31, 2007, the idea had expanded to a governing council of seven men and Mike Bedford, an outstanding choral leader and director with national and international experience. By the end of that day the name Singing Men of Arkansas was selected.

The first audition was in 2007. Demand and interest from men required two additional auditions. The organization began with 41 quality voices at its first rehearsal in January 2008. Singing Men of Arkansas performed in public for the first time in February 2008 at the First United Methodist Church in Springdale, Ark.

For more information about the event, call Metropolitan Baptist Church at 722-2550 or visit www.mbcokc.com.