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Annual Gold Company Show takes Miller stage

Feb. 2, 2006

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's award-winning Gold Company, known for its fun-filled shows with great comedy, costumes and choreography, will dazzle its Miller Auditorium audiences during performances at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11.

Widely recognized as one of the most successful and prestigious collegiate vocal jazz groups in the world, Gold Company has appeared throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Under the direction of Dr. Stephen Zegree, this high-energy ensemble combines musical elements from the traditional choral style with stylistic characteristics from the jazz vernacular, emphasizing improvisation and swing.

Gold Company has appeared with guest artists including Bobby McFerrin, Janis Siegel, Mark Murphy, Rosemary Clooney, Jon Hendricks, Don Shelton and Bonnie Herman of The Singers Unlimited. In addition, Gold Company has had the honor of performing arrangements specifically written for the group by talents such as Gene Puerling, Clare Fischer, Darmon Meader, Michele Weir, Jennifer Shelton and others. The ensemble has been awarded more than 20 "deebee" awards from Down Beat Magazine.

Tickets for "Gold Company" range from $12 to $22 and are available by calling (269) 387-2300 or toll free (800) 228-9858, online at www.millerauditorium.com, or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office or the Epic Center Box Office in downtown Kalamazoo. Groups of 20 or more should call (269) 387-2312 for group rates.

Gold Company at Miller Auditorium is sponsored by Coca-Cola.

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

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