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Northwest's Celebration show choir, pictured performing in last year's Spring Show, will present its 2019 Spring Show at 7:30 p.m. April 26. (Photos by Todd Weddle/Northwest Missouri State)

Northwest's Celebration show choir, pictured performing in last year's Spring Show, will present its 2019 Spring Show at 7:30 p.m. April 26. (Photos by Todd Weddle/Northwest Missouri State)

April 12, 2019

Celebration choir to perform annual Spring Show April 26

The Spring Show features soloists and small groups performing a variety of musical genres with a 10-piece band.

The Spring Show features soloists and small groups performing a variety of musical genres with a 10-piece band.

Celebration, the show choir of Northwest Missouri State University, will present its annual Spring Show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts.

This year’s show features choreographed performances, showcasing music from popular films and stage productions, including “The Greatest Showman,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” “South Pacific,” “Company,” “Chorus Line,” “Spamalot,” “Waitress” and “Next to Normal.”

In addition to full company numbers, performers are featured in solos and ensembles spanning a variety of comic songs, poignant songs and songs about love. A 10-piece band accompanies the choir.

“The Celebration spring show is the culmination of a semester’s work by the students in the choir and band,” Dr. Brian Lanier, who directs the Celebration choir and serves as a professor of music at Northwest, said. “The evening offers a complete theatrical experience. The audience is able to see our students showcasing their talents through singing, dancing and acting, all enhanced by tremendous lighting and sound support in a fantastic venue.”

Admission to the show is free, and it is open to the public.

Celebration members represent a variety of majors at Northwest. During the fall semester, they are known as The Madraliers, a chamber choir that presents concerts on and off campus, including the annual Yuletide Feaste.


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