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March 21, 2014

AU Chorale concludes spring tour in Anderson

The Anderson University Chorale will conclude its 2014 spring tour at 6 p.m. Sunday at Park Place Church of God, 501 College Drive. The tour has traveled through Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Indiana.

In its 69th season, the 45-voice Anderson University Chorale under the direction of conductor, Richard Sowers, has received national and international recognition as one of the nation’s premiere collegiate choirs. The Chorale has performed in concert for several national and regional conferences of the American Choral Directors Association.

Domestic tours have taken the Chorale to almost every region and state. Tours have included performances in Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, Riverside Church, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York, Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California and the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., Performances of the Emmy award-winning “Candles and Carols” Christmas program by the Chorale and other Anderson University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance ensembles are televised each December throughout the United States and globally EWTN.

International tours have taken the Chorale to concert venues and church-related events in Germany, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, and Russia. In May 2015, the Chorale will again tour in Scandinavia and the Baltic.

The 2014 tour concerts will feature a broad range of musical compositions including selections by Maurice Greene, Palestrina, Tallis, Gjeilo, Barrie Cabena, Mendelssohn, Donald Skirvin, and others. Additionally, hymn arrangements and spirituals and gospel selections will be performed.

The Chorale conductor, Dr. Richard Sowers, is in his 30th year at Anderson University where he is a Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities. He also conducts the Anderson Symphonic Choir, Men’s Choir, and teaches undergraduate and graduate conducting and music education classes.

The public is invited to the admission-free concert. A free-will offering will be taken during the event.

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