FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 1, 2003
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College's
Concert Choir will be featured in the first United Methodist
Telethon to be taped in Ryman Auditorium in Nashville Oct. 12.
The telethon, “In Mission Together for Christ and the World,” also
will feature artists such as Willie Nelson, Shirley Jones, Judy Collins,
and Kimberley Locke (recently of American Idol), who will share
stories and talents.
The 40-member student BSC Concert Choir is led by Dr. Lester
Seigel, Grammy-nominated composer and the Joseph Hugh Thomas Professor
of Music at Birmingham-Southern.
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. The choir twice performed at the national biennial convention of
the American Choral Directors Association and three times at the Southern
The telethon, which will be televised nationally on Dec. 6 on
the Inspiration Network, is sponsored by the United Methodist General
Board of Global Ministries
and will benefit mission ministries in Cambodia, Cameroon, Honduras, Laos,
Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Nepal, Russia, Senegal, and Vietnam.
For ticket information call the Ryman Auditorium ticket office
at 615/255-9600 or order online at www.ticketmaster.com.