Release Date: October 20, 2008
Kennesaw State hosts High School Male Chorus Day
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2007 High School Male Chorus Day
KENNESAW, Ga.—The College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University will host more than 100 high school male chorus members on Tuesday, Oct. 28. The students will attend an all-day workshop and then collaborate for an evening performance at 7:30 p.m. in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center. The Kennesaw State University Chamber Singers will also perform. KSU Director of Choral Activities Leslie Blackwell will conduct the concert.
More than 130 male chorus members will come to KSU from high schools in Cobb, Cherokee, Bartow and Fulton counties. They will perform pieces including a nontraditional arrangement of the holiday song “Masters in this Hall,” “America the Beautiful” and the spiritual “He Never Failed Me Yet.” They will also have the chance to work and perform with the KSU Chamber Singers.
According to Blackwell, “This is a wonderful learning experience and aesthetic experience for these young men. Many of them rarely have the chance to sing with an all-male chorus, and probably never with one this large.”
“Almost 150 male voices singing together is something you don’t get to hear every day,” said Blackwell. “One minute they are wowing you with their power, and the next minute you are astonished by their subtlety. It’s powerful.”
Admission to the Oct. 28 performance is free. For information, visit www.kennesaw.edu/arts or call the box office at 770-423-6650.
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A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 21,000 from 142 countries. The third-largest university in Georgia, Kennesaw State offers more than 65 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education and business.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.