Thursday, October 15, 2009

Centenary Camerata to perform at Yale in national conference; local performances include Fri, Oct 23, 7:30 pm, Anderson Auditorium, Centenary

Camerata, a choral ensemble from the Hurley School of Music at Centenary College, has been invited to perform at the National Collegiate Choral Organization conference, November 5, at Yale University, says Julia Thorn.

The choral ensemble from Centenary was selected from one of the largest application pools in the history of the conference, and is one of only nine choirs nationally invited to perform at the prestigious biennial event.

"This is a tremendous event with respect to national exposure for Centenary College and in terms of the caliber of audience that will be in attendance," said Dr. Julia Thorn, conductor of the Camerata.

Of the nine colleges invited, the Camerata from Centenary is the only college from the south…and the only mixed choir from a small liberal arts college to perform. "It is very unusual to have such a small college like Centenary performing on a national venue," added Thorn.

In preparation for their Nov performance, Camerata will be performing three concerts in October.
- Broadmoor United Methodist Church Shreveport, Sunday, Oct. 11, at 2:30 p.m.
- Sunday, Oct. 18, 6 pm, at Asbury United Methodist Church, Bossier City
- Anderson Auditorium, Centenary campus, Friday, Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m.

The performances are free and open to the public, however donations will be accepted to help defray the cost of travel and lodging for the students.

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