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Gold Company to perform at Lincoln Center, tour South Africa

April 11, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Gold Company, Western Michigan University's internationally regarded vocal jazz ensemble is celebrating its 25th anniversary season on an international scale.

The ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Stephen Zegree, will be featured in concert at Alice Tully Hall in the Lincoln Center on Tuesday, April 29, at 8 p.m. as part of the New York City Jazz and Show Choir Festival. Appearing with Gold Company will be guest Darmon Meader from New York Voices.

The day following its New York City performance, Gold Company will fly to South Africa, where it will tour for 17 days at the invitation of the South African Choral Society and the South African Department of Education. According to Zegree, "This concert tour provides an extraordinary performance opportunity for our students, and we are thrilled and honored to be able to accept these invitations."

While in South Africa, Gold Company will present nine public concerts, and Zegree will give five public master classes on vocal jazz, working with students and amateur choirs from throughout the country. Specific concert and ticket information for the South Africa tour can be found on the Gold Company Web site <www.wmich.edu/goldcompany>.

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

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