March 3, 2014
Contact: Lesley Fry (419) 995-8671 or Pam Joseph (419) 995-8284
Ohio State Lima chorale to spend spring break touring, performing
The Ohio State University at Lima Chorale will perform four concerts at various locations in northwest and western Ohio during spring break week, March 10-14, 2014. This group of 45 student singers will perform secular and non-secular works during the five-day tour that also includes a trip to Chicago.
"This tour is an opportunity for the students to experience the excitement and opportunities of a city like Chicago, in terms of entertainment, museums and musical theatre productions," said Dr. Matthew Young, director of choral activities. "But just as importantly, the students will grow as a musical ensemble through multiple performances, and share the hard work they have done all around the state."
The first performance is at 12:30 p.m., Mon., March 10, 2014, at Port Clinton High School, followed by a combined concert with North Olmstead High School students at their high school at 7 p.m. The third concert is at 7 p.m., Tues., March 11, 2014, at the Bryan Wesley United Church. The final performance is set for 1:30 p.m., Fri., March 14, 2014, at Brookville High School near Dayton.
"We are singing at several high schools that do not typically host University level choirs," said Young. "These concerts will expose high school students to options for pursuing a college education and also to opportunities for participating in music while they seek their degrees. I think this is particularly evident with our ensembles, as the majority of the students who sing in our choirs are not pursuing a career in music, yet are still able to and interested in participating in choir during their college careers."
The Chorale singers will stay with host families during the first leg of their trip, which will also include a trip to the Toledo Museum of Art. The group will then take two days to see the sites in Chicago, including a visit to the Rockefeller Chapel where the group will hear a bell and organ recital before rounding out the tour in Ohio.
Editors’ Note: Chorale rehearses from 8-9 a.m., Monday through Thursday in Reed 174. A smaller contingency of the Chorale group rehearses from 4:30-6:00 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday in Reed 174. Please call ahead if you would like to get photos or video of the group rehearsing.