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April 5, 2011
MARYVILLE, Mo. - Northwest Missouri State University's Tower Choir completed a 10-day tour, March 17-26, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, that included presentations to choral students and performances at churches.
The tour included stops at Park Hill South High School in Riverview, Pleasant Hill High School, Harrisonville United Methodist Church, Louisburg (Kan.) High School, Carl Junction High School, Trinity Episcopal Church in Tulsa, Okla., and White's Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake, Texas.
The Tower Choir also gave a presentation for graduate choral students at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, and performed a joint concert with the San Antonio Choral Society at Covent Presbyterian Church in San Antonio, Texas.
The tour music ranged from classically serious choral sections of various centuries to spirituals.
"The tour was immensely successful and, beyond the musical thrills, included a number of wonderful experiences for the Northwest Tower Choir students," said Dr. Stephen Town, Tower Choir conductor and professor of music. "At Pleasant Hill High School, the University singers expressed their pedagogical talents by working with the high school students on their solo and ensemble numbers for district contest. At Southlake, Texas, the University singers were excited to sing for the 1,800 congregants who attended the worship service at White's Chapel United Methodist Church. At the University of Texas, the Tower Choir members were involved in a special clinic with Dr. James Morrow, director of choral activities at UT. And, finally, the tour included recreational time at South Padre Island."
The Tower Choir will repeat some of the selections it performed on its tour during the group's final concert of the academic year with the University Chorale at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17, in the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts.
The concert is free and open to the public.
Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
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