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University Chorus Invites Singers

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KINGSTON, R.I. – January 14, 2011 – The choral program at the University of Rhode Island will be performing Carl Orff's exhilarating Carmina Burana this Spring, 2011. The massed chorus will include the URI Concert Choir and the University Chorus and will be joined by two pianos and a large percussion ensemble. Community members interested in singing this concert are invited to attend the first University Chorus rehearsal on January 25 from 7- 9:45 P.M. in room C-100 of the URI Fine Arts Center at 105 Upper College Road, Kingston.

The University Chorus, URI’s largest vocal ensemble, is made up of students and faculty of the University as well as members of the greater Southern Rhode Island community, and all are welcome and invited to sing. The only cost for singers is the price of music and community members are encouraged to consider participating. Rehearsals are held each Tuesday night at 7 pm, in the rehearsal hall (room C-100) of the URI Fine Arts Center.

The chorus is directed by Andrew Howell, who serves on the board of directors of the Chorus of Westerly and was the first graduate of URI's Master of Music program in Choral Conducting Performance in 2005. He also specialized in Organ Performance, studying under George Kent. Howell is organist for the Anglican Singers, organist and choir director at St. James Episcopal Church in New London, Connecticut, and during the summer at plays at the Watch Hill Chapel in Westerly, Rhode Island.

For more information contact Howell at a.howell1@cox.net or 401-864-8066.