Posting Date: October 18, 2011
Kennesaw State’s Annual Male Chorus Day
Event showcases the voices of male high school students
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Male Chorus Day 2009
Photo by Linda Tincher
KENNESAW, Ga.—On Oct. 25, Kennesaw State University will present its annual Male Chorus Day concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Performance Hall of the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center. Leslie Blackwell, director of choral activities at KSU, hosts the event to showcase the voices of male high school students from the area.
During a one-day workshop to prepare for the evening’s performance, the young men learn varying musical pieces as well as vocal technique. “This is an experience that can’t be duplicated at their local high schools,” says Blackwell. “Typically, a large male ensemble consists of no more than 30 guys. At this year’s Male Chorus Day, we will have 165 young men creating an exciting sound.”
The concert will feature “Hallelujah” by Beethoven, “Zion’s Walls” by Aaron Copland and an unpublished version of “The First Noel” arranged by Rhonda Polay. “These selections explore the full range of the male voice,” explains Blackwell. The concert will also feature performances by the KSU Chamber Singers and Men’s Ensemble.
This event is free. For information, contact the KSU box office at 770-423-6650 or online at www.kennesaw.edu/arts.
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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering 80 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing, and a Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing population of more than 24,100 students 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.