Aaron Hambelton of Couch, Mo., was among more than 40 students that traveled with the Harding University Chorus to Eastern Europe May 8-28, visiting numerous cities as part of an annual mission trip.
Hambelton, a senior music major and bass, first arrived in Ukraine, where the group sang at the Concert Hall of Donetsk National University of Medicine and the Shakhtar Palace in Gorlovka. The group traveled to Bucharest, Romania, and shared an event at the Orthodox Theological Seminary with two other local choirs. They were also involved with churches in Debrecen, Szolnok, and Budapest, Hungary, as well as Bratislava, Slovakia, and Prague, Czech Republic.
Dr. Cliff Ganus III, director of choral activities, joined by his father Chancellor Clifton L. Ganus Jr., directed the chorus.
The goal in each location was to further connect church and community while supporting local church programs and activities encouraging members.
With an enrollment of more than 7,100 students, Harding is the largest private university in Arkansas and attracts more National Merit Scholars than any other private university in the state.
Harding also maintains campuses in Australia, Chile, England, France, Greece, Italy and Zambia. For more information visit www.harding.edu.