WMU News

Gold Company performance is jazz festival finale

March 23, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Gold Company, Western Michigan University's award-wining vocal jazz ensemble, will present a concert of vocal jazz as the culmination of the 24th Annual Gold Company Invitational Vocal Jazz Festival Saturday, March 27 at 8 p.m. in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

A limited number of tickets for Saturday's concert will be available at the door. General admission is $15. Students and senior citizens will be admitted for $5.

Festival activities during the day will feature performances by 20 high school and university vocal jazz groups from seven states, plus performances by the Gold Company Sextet and by GCII (Gold Company II), directed by Kelly Ann Westgate.

There also will be a question and answer session with Toxic Audio, the five voice a capella vocal group from Walt Disney World, which will perform on Friday, March 26, at 8 p.m. in the Dalton Center. Toxic Audio includes Michelle Mailhot, a graduate of WMU and former member of Gold Company.

Dr. Stephen Zegree, a professor of music at WMU, is now in his 26th year as director of Gold Company.

Media contact: Kevin West, 269 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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