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 Slippery Rock University Concert Choir To Join Butler Symphony Orchestra For 'All American Concert' 

 

SPOTLIGHT

2/4/2003

Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.edu

SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY CONCERT CHOIR TO JOIN BUTLER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA FOR ‘ALL AMERICAN CONCERT’ FEB. 15

           SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The 58-voice Slippery Rock University Concert Choir will be featured at the Butler County Symphony Orchestra’s “All American Concert” set for Feb. 15 at Butler Intermediate High School Auditorium.

          The choir has selected Howard Hansen’s “Song of Democracy” for the 8 p.m. performance. “We are honored by their invitation, and we eager to return to the Butler Symphony stage to perform such an exciting work,” says Paul Laprade, choir director and assistant professor of music, adding the choir last performed with the symphony 20 years ago.

          The SRU choir focuses on performing masterworks, including Faure’s “Requiem” and Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy.” The Charlotte [N.C.] Observer recently described the choir’s performance as “spirited, rhythmically precise, moving” during a tour performance in North Carolina.

          Elisabeth Heath-Charles directs the Butler Symphony, which will also offer John Williams’ “Liberty Fanfare” and Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait,” among other works.

          Tickets are available by calling the symphony at 724-283-1402.

EDITOR’S NOTE: A photo of the choir is available for downloading from SRU’s Web site: www.SRU.edu

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