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

Friday, April 6, 2018

LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Choirs will celebrate the “Joy of Singing” in a concert at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 8 in Helzberg Hall at Kauffman Center for Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri.

Along with the KU Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale and Men’s Glee, the KU Choral Festival: Joy of Singing will include choirs from Lawrence Free State and Shawnee Mission North high schools as well as Sumner Academy.

The program will feature a Chilean folk song, two Brazilian pieces and Japanese proverbs as well as contemporary works from Leonard Bernstein, Dan Davison, Morten Lauridsen along with a piece by Ingrid Stölzel, KU assistant professor of music composition. The concert will end with all the participating choirs singing Joseph Martin’s “The Awakening.”

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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