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Idaho State University Choral Festival Concert set Oct. 15; 500 prep singers to join three ISU choral groups

October 4, 2011
ISU Marketing and Communications

Idaho State University will host a Choral Invitational Festival Friday and Saturday Oct. 14-15, culminating in a performance by 11 high school choirs from throughout Idaho and the ISU choirs at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center. Participants from a previous Choral Invitational Festival.

The performance will include high school choirs from Bonneville, Caldwell, Century, Highland, Hillcrest, Idaho Falls, Madison, Minico, Moscow, Preston and Skyline, and ISU’s Chamber, Concert and Women’s choirs. More than 500 high school choir students are attending this event.

The festival's guest clinician is Will Kesling, director of choral activities at the University of Florida School of Music.

The high school students will work with Kesling and ISU music faculty Scott Anderson, festival director and director of the ISU choral program, and ISU vocal and choral professors Kathleen Lane, Diana Livingston Friedley and Geoffrey Friedley.

The festival pianist is Camille Blackburn.

 The Choral Invitational Concert on Oct. 15 will feature performances by the ISU Women’s Choir, ISU Chamber Choir, ISU Concert Choir and each high school choir, ending with a massed choir of all 500 high school students from around the state.

Admittance for the festival concert on Oct. 15 is free for ISU students and costs $4 for pre-college students, $6 for staff and faculty and $8 for general admission. Children younger than 6 will not be permitted to attend.

For more information, contact the ISU music department at 282-3636.




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