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Oct. 28, 2022

Tower Choir, University Chorale to present weekend of concerts Nov. 12-13

By Karissa Rickman, communication assistant

Northwest Missouri State University’s Tower Choir and University Chorale will perform their fall concert programs Nov. 12 and Nov. 13, including a performance with the Youth Chorus of Kansas City.

Both concerts are free and open to the public at the Ron Houston Center for Performing Arts on the Northwest campus.

The Youth Chorus will join the Tower Choir at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov 12. With its mission of teaching, inspiring and empowering young singers to be lifelong music makers, the Youth Chorus offers singers in grades 3-12 the opportunity to pursue excellence through performance, build skills and experience, and become leaders in their respective schools.

“One of the themes of this academic year has been collaboration, both internally and externally,” Dr. Adam Zrust, the conductor of Northwest’s Tower Choir, said. “This is a perfect example of the latter — sharing the stage with an exceptional group in the Youth Chorus of Kansas City under the direction of Ryan Main.”

Additionally, the University Chorale and the Tower Choir will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13. Northwest Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Joseph Tomasso will perform on oboe as a guest artist.

“We invite the community to attend the concert as both groups perform at a very high level, it will be an enjoyable concert with fun and diverse repertoire,” Zrust said.

About Tower Choir

Tower Choir is an award-winning choral ensemble, consistently invited to state conferences, including the Missouri Music Educators Association in 2010, 2013, 2015 and 2020 and the Nebraska Music Educators Association in 2011, 2014 and 2017, as well as by the National Collegiate Choral Organization in 2011. The ensemble performs concerts for high schools, colleges, universities, churches, institutions and organizations throughout the region.

About University Chorale

The University Chorale is a large choral organization open to all students at Northwest. The Chorale presents a concert each semester, and its repertoire ranges from classical to gospel, and contemporary to Broadway. There is no audition requirement for membership in the University Chorale.


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