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 SRU Concert Choir joins Maureen McGovern for Dec. 1 performance 



November 5, 2007
Contact: K.E. Schwab

SRU Concert Choir joins Maureen McGovern for Dec. 1 performance

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Slippery Rock University Concert Choir, under the direction of Stephen Barr, will open the upcoming "Evening with Maureen McGovern: Holiday and Great American Songbook Favorites" concert Dec. 1.

           The performance is part of the Slippery Rock University Performing Arts Series.

           As part of the show, the SRU choir will also have the chance to sing with McGovern, a native of Boardman, Ohio. She is best known for her renditions of "The Morning After" from the blockbuster film "The Poseidon Adventure" and "We May Never Love Like This Again" from the hit film "The Towering Inferno."

           McGovern is a versatile performer having worked on Broadway, in concerts, theater, films, television, radio, composing and as a recording artist.

           She has recorded more than 25 albums, including songwriter tributes to George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Richard Rodgers and Alan and Marilyn Bergman. She received her second Grammy nomination in 1999 for her CD "The Pleasure of His Company." McGovern is featured singing a Brazilian jazz version of "This Is Just The Day" on the Grammy-winning, "Best Musical Recording for Children" CD/DVD, "Songs from the Neighborhood: The Music of Mister Rogers."

           Her current releases are "Help Is On the Way," in partnership with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and "Works of Heart: Songs of Hope" featuring a newly recorded 30th anniversary version of her signature song "The Morning After."

           Tickets to the 7:30 p.m. performance in Miller Auditorium, are available at 724.738.2091.

           Tickets to other shows in the series, including the Feb. 8 performance of Philadanco!, the Philadelphia-based professional dance company, and the March 29 musical presentation of "Five Guys Named Moe," are on sale now. Tickets to this year's family show "Charlotte's Web," at 7 p.m. May 23, are still available.

Editor's Note: Following is a list of students participating..

           Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.

Casey Bauman Butler, Pa
Catie Brown Butler, Pa
Katie Capestrani Butler, Pa
Janelle Chambers Kossuth, Pa
Anna Cypher Evans City, Pa
Angela Fenk Pittsburgh, Pa
Andrea Follmer Mt. Pleasant, Pa
Christiana Howell Erie, Pa
Lauren Paterra Bentleyville, Pa
Kristie Sirakos Houston, Pa
Cara Udy Grove City, Pa
Lauren Verbanic Greensburg, Pa
Kirsten Wilson Philadelphia, Pa
Michael D'Alesio Michael D'Alesio
Chris Falbo Butler, Pa
Michael Gibbons McKeesport, Pa
Dale Godbey Walton Hills, Ohio
Jared Lawrence Corapolis, Pa
Nick Kochanov North Huntingdon, Pa
Eric Kochanowski Sarver, Pa
Brian Mueller Butler, Pa
Matt Swallow Cranberry Twp., Pa
Michael Timcheck Imperial, Pa
Kyle Walter Harrisville, Pa
Tommy Walters Butler, Pa
Zach Wood Waynesboro, Pa
Joachim Austin Slippery Rock, Pa
Mike Desnoyers Allegany, NY
Drew Gaworski Corapolis, Pa
John Green Roaring Spring, Pa
Trevor Greenfield Grove City, Pa
Ryan Griffin Pittsburgh, Pa
Will Guess Pittsburgh, Pa
Andrew Needham Jefferson, Pa
Jordan Bwoser Parker, Pa
Michelle Bonaventura Pittsburgh, Pa
Nyomin Buhler Slippery Rock, Pa
Jessica Bachenr Cranberry Twp., Pa
Emily Davis McKess Rocks
Kate Eberle Butler, Pa
Christine Fry Strasburg, Pa
Leslie Gregory Callery, Pa
Beth Hardy North Huntingdon, Pa
Emily Henry Latrobe, Pa
Maegan Hunt Beaver Falls, Pa
Beth Nagy Connellsville, Pa
Kim Romanelli Bradford, Pa
Erica Scheibel Pittsburgh, Pa


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