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April 10, 2007

Birmingham-Southern College Concert Choir to present Homecoming Concert

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Concert Choir of Birmingham-Southern College, under the direction of Joseph Hugh Thomas Professor of Music Lester Seigel, will present its annual Homecoming Concert April 15 at Canterbury United Methodist Church at 4 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend, and admission is free.

This year's concert is both a homecoming from the choir's March spring tour to cities across Alabama, as well as a preview of the group's upcoming summer tour to Prague and Vienna.

The performance of the 38-voice undergraduate choir will combine works by Czech, Austrian, and American composers. Of special interest is “Prague Te Deum 1989,” a work by Petr Eben written in response to the “Velvet Revolution;” a set of Czech folksongs by Gideon Klein, composed while a prisoner in the Nazi camp at Terezin and first performed there by the inmates; and “Lark,” by the eminent American composer Aaron Copland.

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