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04-25-2006


UC Youth Chorale Invites Audience to be Transported Through Music

Williamsburg, Ky. - University of the Cumberlands Youth Chorale says, "Jambo, Karibu Kwa Afrika!" ("Hey, welcome to Africa!") for their spring concert at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 1.

The group offers to transport the audience to the continent of colorful art, dance and song with the help of students Linda Chiromo from Zimbawe and Tim Wix, drummer. Audience participation is part of the fun of the energetic program, led by music instructor Laura Chipe. The young people also juxtapose the Ghana Alleluia with Mozart's Alleluia in honor of the composer's birthday.

Founded in the fall of 1998, the chorale includes members from London, Corbin, Jellico and the immediate Williamsburg community. Its mission is to provide an intense and challenging choral music experience for singers with treble voices from the age of 6 through high school. Participants receive basic training in vocal production, music reading, and music history, while building a sense of committed musical community.

The concert is offered in the Nell Moore Recital Hall of the Grace Crum Rollins Fine Arts Center and admission is free. For more information, contact the UC Music Department at 606-539-4332.

University of the Cumberlands, located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, is a private liberal arts college in its 117th year of operation. UC offers four undergraduate degrees in 37 major fields of study, 30 minors and nine pre-professional programs, as well as online and accelerated, non-traditional programs for adults.