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LRU Youth Chorus to Present 18th Annual Spring Concert

Thu Apr 3 2014

Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Youth Chorus will present their 18th Annual Spring Concert on Sunday, April 13, at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Hickory. This concert is open to the public, and there is a suggested minimum donation of five dollars.

This year’s concert will feature works by such German and Austrian composers as Bach, Brahms, and Mozart, sung in German or Latin. Several familiar spiritual and gospel songs are also a feature of this year’s spring program, including “I’m Going to Sing When the Spirit Says Sing”,  “This Train is Bound for Glory”, and “This Is The Day”.

The youth chorus, which began in 1997 has served hundreds of youth in our area over the past years, many of whom have gone on to careers in music. Today, the organization is comprised of three choirs and over 100 singers between the ages of seven and eighteen. Forty-five of the advanced chorus singers will be touring Germany and Austria in July.

The beginning choir, Minnesingers will also be singing this spring at Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church in Bethlehem for their spring fling. The Meistersingers advanced chorus has sung in various venues this year, including Lutheran Chapel Church in Gastonia, Old St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Newton, and Davidson Presbyterian Church in Davidson. In past years, the choir has sung with the Western Piedmont Symphony, the Lenoir-Rhyne A Cappella Choir, and with other children’s choirs throughout the southeast. The choir has also sung in Carnegie Hall, at the Sing A Mile High Festival in Denver, CO, and was the featured choir at Canterbury Cathedral and St. George’s Chapel in England for Evensong services.

The youth choir is open to both girls and boys by audition, and rehearses weekly at Lenoir-Rhyne University under the direction of Professor Florence Jowers, accompanied by Freda Herrell. Auditions are being scheduled now for the fall season. Please visit mus.lr.edu/lryc or call 828.328.7195 for more info.

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