Ball State University singers perform at Carnegie Hall; Concert preview on May 22nd at Sursa Hall

The Ball State University singersIndiana’s official Goodwill Ambassadors, have been invited to perform at New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall.

The group performs with the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir and the Fort Hamilton High School Symphonic Band on the May 29 Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) program: “English Masters: Britten & Howells.” The performance begins at 2:00 p.m. ET at Carnegie’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Tickets are available at the Carnegie Hall website.

In preparation for this performance, the University Singers and Indianapolis Symphonic Choir will present their “Carnegie Hall Preview Concert” on May 22 at 5:00 p.m. ET at Sursa Performance Hall on Ball State Campus. This performance features a combined choir of more than 80 singers accompanied by Sursa Hall’s magnificent Goulding & Wood pipe organ.

Tickets are also available for this programme, which will include choral masterpieces by Benjamin Britten and Herbert Howells available for purchase.

dr Alan AlderMusic teacher at Ball State music school, and producer/director of the University Singers, said his group is grateful to Michael Davis, conductor and associate artistic director of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, for an invitation to perform at Carnegie Hall later this month. The May 22 performance at Sursa Hall, said Dr. Alder, is an ideal opportunity to rehearse their material in front of a live audience.

“A performance like this gives the members of the University Singers an opportunity to play music that’s a little outside the box in terms of what they typically perform,” said Dr. Alder. “They usually play a wide range of popular music, but for this event they will be bringing together some very important traditional music by two important 20th-century British composersth
Century—Benjamin Britten and Herbert Howells.”

Since 1964, the University Singers have been recognized as one of America’s premier collegiate entertainment organizations. The group, which is open to all main subjects after auditions, consists of 40 students, including singers, dancers, instrumentalists and sound engineers. Recognized as Indiana’s official goodwill ambassadors, the traveling ensemble performs throughout the state and nation several times a year, culminating each season with the “spectacular” performance on Ball State’s campus.

For more information and a list of upcoming events, visit Homepage of the university singers.

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