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3/4/2016 - Salina Choral Festval Coming Soon

Stacy Ash
Arts Education Coordinator
(785) 309-5770



The 2016 Salina Choral Festival, scheduled for next Tuesday, March 8, will feature area high school choirs, the Kansas Wesleyan University Chorale and prize-winning pianist and Kansas Wesleyan artist-in-residence Tatiana Tessman. 
Choral Festival participants will attend a day of rehearsals including a vocal workshop. The day will culminate in a mass-choir concert at 7 p.m. open to the public, under the direction of KWU associate professor and Director of Choral Music and Salina Symphony Conductor Ken Hakoda.
Students from Sacred Heart High School, Salina Central High School and Salina South High School will be joined by choirs from Southeast of Saline and Ellsworth high schools as well as the Kansas Wesleyan University Chorale.
The Tuesday evening concert will take place at the Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts, 151 S. Santa Fe. Each choir will sing two selections and then Tessman will present a 20-minute piano program.  The concert will conclude with a Mass Choir of all singers, directed by Hakoda and accompanied by Tessman.  The students will sing “O Fortuna” from the opera “Carmina Burana” and “The Awakening” by Joseph Martin.
Cost for the 7 p.m. concert is $5 for general-admission seating, payable only at the door. The 2016 Chorale Festival workshop and performance is co-sponsored by Kansas Wesleyan University and Salina Arts & Humanities.

For needed accommodations, please call Amanda Morris at Salina Arts & Humanities at 785-309-5770 between 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Every effort will be made to accommodate known disabilities.  For material or speech access, please call at least five working days prior to the event.

Salina Arts & Humanities, a department of the City of Salina, has served a unique role in arts advocacy and support since 1966.  The Smoky Hill River Festival, Horizons Grants Program, Smoky Hill Museum, Arts Infusion Program in schools, Community Art & Design, Cultural Connections, and Art a la Carte concert series are among the programs of Salina Arts & Humanities, located at 211 W. Iron Avenue in Salina.