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Choral Festival to bring KU Choirs and area schools to Kauffman Center

Monday, April 3, 2017

LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Choirs will celebrate the “Joy of Singing” in a concert at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 1 in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri. 

Along with the KU Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale, Men’s Glee Club, the KU Choral Festival: Joy of Singing will include the Kansas City Kansas Community College Chamber Choir as well as choirs from Topeka, Shawnee Mission Northwest and JC Harmon high schools.

The program will feature traditional spirituals, pieces from Franz Liszt and Felix Mendelssohn as well as works from Grammy-winning composer Eric Whitacre along with KU student composers Leslee Wood and Brock Chart. The concert will end with all the participating choirs singing Isaac Watt’s “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.”

Admission is free but tickets are required and available at 816-994-7222 or kauffmancenter.org. The concert is made possible through the generous support of Reach Out Kansas, Inc., The Law Offices of Smithyman & Zakoura and the Zakoura Family Foundation.

For more information, contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436 or visit www.music.ku.edu.

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