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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

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Northwest's Tower Choir, under the direction of Dr. Stephen Town,
will go on the road in February for a Touchstone performing arts series
concert in Red Oak, Iowa.


Jan. 27, 2009

Touchstone arts series showcases Tower Choir

Northwest Missouri State University's Tower Choir will perform in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Red Oak, Iowa. The performance is part of Red Oak's annual arts series organized by the Touchstone Arts Council.

Tickets cost $5 and are available in Red Oak at Aunt Marie's Gifts, Berggren Jewelry and the local Chamber of Commerce office. They will also be sold at the door and are available from Jim Hoskinson (712.623.1367) or Margaret Kramer (712.623.4933).

Tower Choir director Dr. Stephen Town, professor of music, said the University's premier vocal ensemble will perform a wide-ranging program featuring traditional works for choir plus arrangements for barbershop quartet and other small groups. In addition, Tower accompanist Charles Badami, instructor of music, will play compositions for solo piano.

Program highlights include "Living in the Holy City" by Stephen Hatfield and Brahms' "How Lovely is thy Dwelling Place."

The Tower Choir has been an important and prestigious part of Northwest's musical tradition for many years. Recent performances have included a by-invitation appearance at the Washington National Cathedral during an extended tour that included concerts in Washington, D.C., Maryland and New York.

The auditioned, 48-voice ensemble has a rich and varied history of outstanding choral performance marked by invitational appearances at a number of highly respected education and choral events, including Missouri Music Educators Association conventions in 1973, 1978, 1996 and 2003.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468