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Spring concert set for Sunday at Granite Peak UU

Courtesy photo<br>The Gospelites will perform Sunday in the congregation’s spring concert, “When Words Fail ... Music Speaks.” The concert is also a farewell to choir conductor Christopher Eubank.

Courtesy photo<br>The Gospelites will perform Sunday in the congregation’s spring concert, “When Words Fail ... Music Speaks.” The concert is also a farewell to choir conductor Christopher Eubank.

"When Words Fail... Music Speaks" is the title of the Spring Concert presented at Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation this Sunday, June 7, at 3 p.m. The concert will be a farewell to Christopher Eubank, who has conducted the choir for the past three years. He is leaving the area and this will be the last opportunity for Eubank to sing, work with and conduct choirs in the Quad-City area.

In addition to the Granite Peak UU Choir, the concert will also feature The Gospelites led by Aron Crisp. This gospel group is well-known in the musical community. Featured soloists will be Duncan Calhoun, Nicosia Garrison, Charles Taylor, Aron Crisp and Christopher Eubank. Musicians included in the concert are Laura Taylor and Lena Hubin, pianists, Jordan Fairless, Bass and Matthew Hepburn, drums.

Eubank added a special note in the concert program stating, "I would like to say a very special Thank You to all the participants for making this final concert possible and for all the dedication to music that he has seen in this area!"

In addition to having directed five choirs at Yavapai Community College the past four years up through the fall 2014 semester, Chris was very active in music performances in the Prescott community, having recently been the witch in the Yavapai Community College production of "Hansel and Gretel." He also starred as Daddy Warbucks in the Prescott Center for the Arts production of "Annie" and sang in last spring's PCA production of "Les Miserables." He was a principal singer in the St. Louis Symphony Chorus and the Bach Society of St. Louis. His BA and MA in Music are from Eastern New Mexico University. He taught music and vocal and choral methods and conducted choirs at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and New Mexico Junior College. The Granite Peak Choir has greatly benefited from this extensive experience, presenting in concert the Vivaldi "Gloria" during the Christmas season. He will be greatly missed.

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