Posting Date: October 1, 2010

Kennesaw State to host second annual Women’s Choral Day concert

Event offers local high school students performance opportunities

For media inquiries: Cheryl Anderson Brown, Director of Public Relations,
770-499-3417 or cbrown@kennesaw.edu


High school students performing in last year's Women's Choral Day concert

KENNESAW, Ga.For the second consecutive year, the Kennesaw State University School of Music will provide metro-Atlanta female high school students with the opportunity to perform in the Women’s Choral Day concert. The performance will take place on Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Performance Hall of the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center and will feature students from four counties and 13 different schools.

The students arrive on the morning of the concert and rehearse all day for the program which takes place that evening. KSU voice faculty will be providing voice lessons and vocal instruction throughout the day. The high school students will benefit from the unique opportunity to sing in a choir of almost 300 as well as to learn many different types of choral music.

Last year’s performance featured 286 young women. Alison Mann, assistant professor of choral music education and coordinator of the event, hopes for an equally great turnout this year as well. “It’s important to bring women to campus and see what we have to offer,” she says. The event, according to Mann, also provides “an opportunity to make new music friends and colleagues.” Mann describes the experience as a “whirlwind of music” and she is looking forward to the student's arrival and being able to create a wonderful concert.

The concert will evoke a multi-cultural theme as the students perform one Latin and Spanish piece and two English pieces. The programs list includes: “Niska Banja,” by Nick Page; “Chantez a Dieu,” by Eleanor Daley; “I Am Not Yours,” by David Childs and “Holy is the Lord,” by Jeffrey Ames.

Last year’s day-long event successfully prepared and produced a complete concert in less than 12 hours. The KSU Women’s Choral day concert also provides audience members with the unique experience of hearing almost 300 female high students in performance.

The event is free. For information and directions, contact the KSU box office or at 770-423-6650.

 

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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 70 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education, business and nursing. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 22,500 from 142 countries.

The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts departments.

 

 

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