Stones on Tour

Rolling Stones tap UT Arlington choir for opportunity of a lifetime

Rolling Stones tap UT Arlington choir for opportunity of a lifetime

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The Rolling Stones play at AT&T Stadium on June 6. Photo courtesy of Phil Rudolph
UT Arlington A Cappella Choir
The UT Arlington a cappella choir gets the opportunity of a lifetime: singing with the Rolling Stones. UT Arlington A Cappella Choir/Facebook
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UT Arlington A Cappella Choir

Some musical North Texas students are about to perform with one of the world's greatest rock bands: The Rolling Stones have chosen the University of Texas at Arlington a cappella choir to join them on their June 6 stop at AT&T Stadium.

What the students are singing will not be revealed until they appear onstage, but the victory is in the opportunity. This is the only Texas stop for the Stones on their 15-city Zip Code Tour.

The honor is just the latest for UTA a cappella choir, which has also appeared before the Texas Music Educators Convention, with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, at the national convention of the American Choral Directors Association, and with the Manhattan Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.

“We are really thrilled that our students will have the opportunity to perform with one of the greatest rock bands in the world,” said Karen Kenaston-French, associate professor of music and director of choral activities in the UTA College of Liberal Arts. “This is great exposure for our students.”

The Dallas concert is the fourth stop for the Rolling Stones on their trip around North America that will also go to cities like Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Kansas City and Detroit before finishing up in Quebec on July 15.

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