March 16, 2007

A Cappella Choir to Perform in Washington's Kennedy Center March 18

"... The performance will be the first stand-alone concert in the Kennedy Center by a collegiate choir from Alabama..."

A Cappella Choir PerformsThe Samford University A Cappella Choir will present a concert in The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., Sunday, March 18, at 2 p.m. in the Terrace Theater.

The program by the 54-member choir from Birmingham, Ala., will feature a rare performance of Aaron Copland's only extended work for unaccompanied choir, In the Beginning, and other works.  Dr. Timothy Paul Banks will conduct.  The performance will be the first stand-alone concert in the Kennedy Center by a collegiate choir from Alabama.

Formed in 1939, the auditioned ensemble most recently was featured at the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing.  It has performed during recent years in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia.

The choir will travel to London in May for an evensong residency on the South Bank at Southwark Cathedral.  It will also perform at the Harlaxton International Chamber Music Festival in Lincolnshire, in Lincoln Cathedral, Ely Cathedral and other venues.

For ticket information to the Kennedy Center performance, contact www.kennedy-center.org or call (202) 467-4600.

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Samford's Division of Music

A Cappella Choir Spring Tour