High school singers are descending on the River Campus on Friday, October 20 and the result is a free concert you’ll want to take advantage of.
This Friday marks the seventh annual Men’s Choral Festival for high school singers at the River Campus. Participating schools study vocal technique, rehearsal procedure and performance practice plus take in a lesson with a Southeast voice faculty member. The festival’s clinician, Dr. Derrick Fox, comes to us from the University of Nebraska and has collaborated with the St. Louis Symphony and Michigan State. All this makes for a day of learning culminating in a free evening concert that Southeast choir director Barb LaMont says is a worthwhile experience for everyone.
"Well, we are going to spend the whole day together. It's mostly just select guys from different schools and they get the music when they get here in the morning and they have sectional rehearsals, meaning they go by their separate voice parts and then they have some full rehearsals as well. They have some time to eat lunch and spend some time together. And then our culminating concert at 5:30 p.m. will include the men of Phi Mu Alpha from here at Southeast and also you'll get a little preview of our chamber and university choirs which have a concert a little bit later in the month. And then our Men's Festival Choir will come together and perform the three pieces that they've worked really hard on all day and hopefully it will be a really fun and great event and a really good tribute to choral music here at Southeast."
And if you can’t make Friday’s concert, you can check out the Chamber and University Choirs in their first concert of the season on Oct. 24 featuring songs of love and grief.
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