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Drake singers to give free concert before spring tour

March 3, 2009

CONTACT: Aimee Beckmann-Collier, 515-271-2841,
aimee.beckmann-collier@drake.edu

Before heading to Nebraska and Colorado for their regional
tour, Drake Choir and Chamber Choir will give a free concert at Drake
University on Tuesday, March 10.

The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium
in Old Main, 2507 University Ave.

The choirs will then travel west to serenade alumni,
friends and music lovers in Nebraska and Colorado.

The ensembles -- Drake's most select choirs -- will
perform a wide variety of music at their concerts in Lincoln, Neb., Denver and
Fort Collins, Colo.  

These award-winning choirs include students from every college
of the University and they tour annually on a regional basis and internationally
every four years. In spring 2008 they sang in Rome, Assisi, Florence, Salzburg,
and Vienna.  

They've also performed in England, Germany, the Czech
Republic and at New York City's Carnegie Hall and for the American Choral
Directors Association North Central Division conference.  

Alumni and friends are invited to bring family and friends
to the spring tour concerts. All performances are free and open to the public. The
choirs' latest CD, "I am in need of music," will be available for
purchase at each concert.

Performances are scheduled as follows:

  • Wednesday, March 11, 8 p.m., First Christian Church,
    Lincoln, Neb.
  • Thursday, March 12, 8 p.m., First United Methodist Church,
    Fort Collins, Colo.
  • Friday, March 13, 8 p.m., Augustana Lutheran Church,
    Denver

For further information, contact Aimee Beckmann-Collier, director
of choral studies, at 515-271-2841 or aimee.beckmann-collier@drake.edu.