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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release


Northwest's Celebration Show Choir is giving a series of performances this spring in Missouri and Florida. The group will present its annual concert in the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts on April 24.

March 13, 2009

Celebration show choir on the road to Disney World

Northwest's Celebration Show Choir is going on the road Thursday, March 19, through Friday, March 27, for a series of shows in Missouri and Florida, including a performance at Walt Disney World in Orlando.

Each spring trimester, the group, which doubles as the Madraliers chamber ensemble during the fall, performs a variety of choreographed numbers, vocal jazz selections, Broadway tunes and ballads.

Following their upcoming tour, Celebration will appear in Maryville at 8 p.m. Friday, April 24, in the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts on the Northwest campus. T his year's Celebration cast includes 32 singer/dancers plus a live, eight-piece band.

Missouri stops on the March tour include:

Florida Celebration concerts include:

Celebration's director, Dr. Brian Lanier, assistant professor of music, said the tour shows will include a number of selections that will also be performed on campus in April, including "Magic to Do" (from the musical "Pippin"), "Buenos Aires" (from "Evita"), "Brand New Day" (from "The Wiz"), "Into the Fire" (from "The Scarlet Pimpernel"), the swing classic "Jump, Jive and Wail," "No Doubt About It" and a melody of tunes by the rock group Van Halen.

For more information about degree programs and musical ensemble opportunities offered by Northwest's Department of Music, including video and audio performance clips, go to

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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