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SRU Good News for Feb. 17, 2012


SRU students Carnegie Hall bound

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Twenty-two members of the Slippery Rock University Concert Choir and Women’s Choir will perform Monday night in New York City’s Carnegie Hall, one of the most famous venues in the world. Students left Friday and will return Tuesday.

Students, under the director of Stephen Barr, associate professor of music, will sing with a national choir that is premiering the choir composition “Flowers Over the Graves of War” by James Eakin. “Flowers” is in six movements that parallel the structure of a requiem Mass.

Students will be accompanied by a full orchestra.

Barr knows Eakin, and the pair organized the collaboration several months ago.

Barr told his SRU students about the opportunity in the fall semester and students who wanted to participate paid their own way.


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