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October 1, 2003

Birmingham-Southern College Concert Choir to perform in Nashville's Ryman Auditorium

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College's Concert Choir will be featured in the first United Methodist Mission Celebration 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 their personal 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 regional convention.

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


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