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3/5/2014 - Salina Choral Festival- March 11, 2014

Contact: Sharon Benson, Arts Education Coordinator
Arts and Humanities


(Salina,KS 03-14) The Salina Choral Festival, an annual event featuring the chorales of Ellsworth High School, Southeast of Saline High School, Kansas Wesleyan University, Sacred Heart High School, and Salina Central and South High Schools will take place on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.  It will be held at the Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts, 151 S. Santa Fe, at 7:00 p.m.  The featured artist for the event is soprano Rebecca Copley of Lindsborg, KS.
The performance will feature more than 300 local high school singers.  Each choir will sing two individual numbers and the mass choir will perform the following two numbers:  “This Little Light of Mine” by Moses Hogan featuring Rebecca Copley and “He Never Failed Me Yet” by Robert Ray. Festival director and conductor will be Professor Ken Hakoda, chair of the Music Department at Kansas Wesleyan University.
Special guest artist Rebecca Copley also will perform as a soloist.  Hailed by critics as one of America’s most gifted vocalists, Copley has performed with leading opera companies and orchestras worldwide and works as a voice teacher/clinician and has a private studio in Lindsborg.  For the Choral Festival, Copley will perform two numbers from her personal repertoire.
Concert seating is by general admission; tickets are  $5 each.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets may be purchased that night only, by cash or credit card for this performance. The Choral Festival is presented by Salina Arts & Humanities, a department of the City, in partnership with Kansas Wesleyan University.

For needed accommodations, please call Kathy Burlew at Salina Arts & Humanities at 785.309.5770 between 8:00 am. – 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, The Horizons Grants Program, The Smoky Hill Museum, The Arts Infusion Program in schools, Community Art and Design, Cultural Connections and the Art a la Carte concert series are among the programs and activities of Salina Arts and Humanities, located at 211 W. Iron Avenue in Salina.