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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Jan. 30, 2014

Northwest to host annual show choir, jazz choir festival

Northwest will host its annual show choir festival Saturday, Feb. 4, which will feature a performance by the University's Celebration choir among other high school show choirs from throughout the region. (Photo by Darren Whitley/University Relations)

Northwest will host its annual show choir festival Saturday, Feb. 4, which will feature a performance by the University's Celebration choir among other high school show choirs from throughout the region. (Photo by Darren Whitley/University Relations)

Northwest Missouri State University will be the center of competition for regional and local show and jazz choirs Saturday, Feb. 8.

Northwest will host its annual show choir festival beginning at 9 a.m. on the stages of the Charles Johnson Theater in the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building and the Mary Linn Auditorium in the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts. The final performances begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Ron Houston Center.

Additionally, Northwest’s own show choir, Celebration, will perform at 4:45 p.m. in the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts.

Twenty-six show and jazz choirs from Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas are attending this year’s festival. The festival places emphasis on competition and a positive educational approach. At the end of the festival, the top choirs in each category are awarded trophies and an overall winner will take home the sweepstakes trophy.

The show choir festival has been an annual event on the Northwest campus for more than 20 years. The festival performances are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Dr. Brian Lanier, associate professor of music, at BLanier@nwmissouri.edu or 660.562.1790.


For more information, please contact:

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

Northwest Missouri State University
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