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Choirs perform in preparation for national convention

Oct. 16, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University recently became the only school in the nation to have two of its choral groups hand-picked to perform at an upcoming gathering of the National Collegiate Choral Organization.

Free preview concert
Sunday, Oct. 26, 3 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall

University Chorale and the WMU women's chorus, Cantus Femina, were chosen through a highly competitive audition process to perform at the group's bi-annual convention, which takes place Oct. 29 through Nov. 1 in Cincinnati. No two of the other nine choruses chosen hail from the same school.

In preparation for their convention performance, University Chorale and Cantus Femina, directed by James K. Bass and Dee Gauthier, respectively, will host a special preview concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The concert is open to the public free of charge, and it will feature works composed for pipe organ and choir, as well as a collection of newer pieces for the women's chorus.

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

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