PSU Chamber Singers Present American Adventure February 1

January 26th, 2011 by Adam

Plymouth, N.H. –Fresh off a January concert tour to Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York City and Washington, D.C., the Plymouth State University Chamber Singers will present highlights and impressions from the trip in images and song at 7 p.m. February 1 at the Silver Center for the Arts.

The singers will present excerpts from their tour program that included selections from holiday songs, Jewish melodies, an Indian Raga, and African-American spirituals.

The 24-member Chamber Singers is an auditioned ensemble of University students majoring primarily in voice performance/pedagogy, music education, theatre and music theatre. The Chamber Singers have performed throughout the United States, Canada, England, South Africa, Vietnam, and Italy.

For their 2011 winter tour, the students performed in high schools, churches, and elementary schools, several times in the hometowns of members. They also performed at Catholic University, at the Vietnam Wall, and in the Hall of Remembrance at the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. Students were also assigned various Washington D.C. monuments to research and lead tours for their peers.

The ensemble is directed by PSU Professor and Director of Choral Activities Daniel Perkins. He is also Music Director of the New Hampshire Master Chorale, and the Manchester Choral Society, and has worked as Principal Guest Conductor for the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet in Hanoi.

Perkins has conducted the New Hampshire Friendship Chorus on their tours to Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, Brazil, the Southern Adriatic, and Morocco, and will conductor their 2012 tour in Armenia and Georgia.

Free tickets for the program are available at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869.
General information about events at PSU is online at ThisWeek@PSU, http://thisweek.blogs.plymouth.edu.

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