UW-River Falls community chorus hosts collaborative concert
November 21, 2013
UWRF Community Chorus and the Fairbault Lakelanders Barbershop Chorus will present a collaborative concert, “A Community Affair,” at 3 p.m., on Nov. 24, in the Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. The public is invited to attend.
The UWRF Community Chorus, directed by Camilla Horne, associate lecturer of music, is truly an authentic representation of “community.” Several community members sing in the chorus including the former Dean of the College of Arts and Science Gordon Hedahl; Animal and Food Science Professor Dennis Cooper; several UWRF alumni, including drummer Joel Forthun, class of 1982; a woman who is blind; a woman who has Parkinson’s disease and formerly sang with the Tremble Clefs – a singing group in Arizona for people with Parkinson’s disease; Ellie Richards, the former River Falls’ mayor’s wife and school teacher; plus current UWRF students.
The Lakelander’s Barbershop Chorus is part of the Barbershop Harmony Society, historically known as the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA). The SPEBSQSA was founded in 1938 and today consists of more than 800 chapters in seventeen districts in the U.S. and Canada. The Faribault chapter was chartered in 1954 as a part of the Southwest Division of the Land ‘O’ Lakes District, and currently has a membership of 24 men.
Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for seniors (62 years and older), $1 for children age 13 to 18, children age 12 and under are free. The concert is free for UWRF students with ID. For more information, call the UWRF Music Department at 425-3183.