FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 6, 2003
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
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
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.