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March 6, 2003

Birmingham-Southern College Concert Choir to perform in Alabama, Tennessee

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern College Concert Choir will travel through Alabama and into Tennessee to perform its 2003 Spring Tour March 19-24.

The BSC Concert Choir will begin its annual spring break tour in Tuscaloosa with a March 19 performance at the First United Methodist Church at 6 p.m.

Other 2003 Spring Tour dates include:

--March 21—Christ United Methodist Church, Memphis, Tenn., 7:30 p.m.
--March 23—Northwood United Methodist Church, Florence, 7:30 p.m.

The choir's annual Homecoming Concert is set for April 6 at 2:30 p.m. at Canterbury United

Methodist Church in Mountain Brook.

The concerts are open to the public and admission is free.

During its Spring Tour, the choir will perform works by Buxtehude, Josquin Desprez, and Johannes Brahms, as well as Eric Whitacre's “Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine,” commissioned by the American Choral Directors Association in 2001. Spiritual and folk song arrangements will conclude the program.

The 40-member student group is led by Dr. Lester Seigel, Joseph Hugh Thomas Professor of Music and chair of Birmingham-Southern's Division of Fine and Performing Arts.

Over the years, the choir has received critical acclaim during its national and international tours from such sources as The New York Times and the London Observer. In 2001, the choir was recognized for its “vigorous performances” and “seemingly limitless depths of sound” by The Birmingham News.

A private, four-year college affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Birmingham-Southern College receives consistently high rankings as one of America's top national liberal arts colleges.

 

 
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