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Mount Union Choir Wraps up Semester, Prepares for Tour

January 9, 2004

 

As the Mount Union Choir marks the end of the 2003 Fall Semester, its members are preparing to pack their suitcases and hit the road at the start of 2004.

After celebrating the holidays with family and friends, the nearly 50 members of the choir, along with Dr. Scott Dorsey, associate professor of music, department chair and director of choral activities, will embark upon an eight-day tour in January, visiting sites in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan. The ensemble's itinerary consists of the following performances:

? Saturday, January 10 - First United Methodist Church, Cleveland, 7 p.m.
? Sunday, January 11 - First United Methodist Church, Cleveland, 11 a.m.

A Welcome Back Concert will mark the end of the tour and will be held Sunday, January 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Recital Hall on Mount Union's campus.

The Mount Union Choir is the College's premiere choral ensemble. Founded in 1932, the Choir has enjoyed an international reputation, performing and earning critical acclaim in China, India, Malaysia, Norway, and Turkey, among many other nations. They have been honored with a number of prestigious invitations, including concerts at the White House, for the American Choral Directors Association, and performances before three separate global gatherings of the United Methodist Church. In addition to its active touring schedule, the Choir also presents regular premieres of new choral works.

The Mount Union Choir also has a long history of choral recording and was among the earliest U.S. college choirs to release their concerts on record. "Lineage" is the latest recording by the Mount Union Choir. This collection includes both current material and excerpts from out-of-print LP recordings dating from 1957-1972. In addition to this release, their previous CD recordings, "Sold Out!" (2000) and "Live From The Road," (1998) are still available on compact disc.

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