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LR Youth Chorus presents spring concert

LR Youth Chorus presents spring concert
LR Youth Chorus presents spring concert

Lenoir-Rhyne University's Youth Chorus will present its annual spring concert on Sunday, April 29 at 4 p.m. in Grace Chapel.

The concert will feature music sung by the various LR Youth Chorus ensembles including the Minnesingers, Meistersingers, and Chamber singers. Pianist Freda Herrell will accompany the performance which will also include student soloists and special guest instrumentalists. The LR Youth Chorus is directed by Cory Westby, adjunct instructor of music.

Founded in 1997, the LR Youth Chorus has toured extensively in the United States and abroad. The chorus regularly performs for churches, civic organizations, and in concerts with the LR A Cappella Choir. It has also performed twice with the Western Piedmont Symphony. In June, the group will travel to Washington, D.C. to perform as part of their annual spring tour.

Children from ages eight to 18 can audition for the beginning (Minnesinger) or advanced (Meistersinger) choruses. Both boys with unchanged voices and girls are welcome to audition. Open auditions for the 2018 - 19 season will be held from 2 - 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, and Sunday, Aug. 19, in the Mauney Music Building on LR's campus. Prospective singers may audition anytime during those periods; no appointment is needed.

All performances are free and open to the public. No tickets are required. A free-will offering will be received during the spring concert.

For more information visit lr.edu/publicevents or contact Westby at cory.westby@lr.edu.