Lutheran Youth Choir of North America Presents Concerts in Illinois and Iowa
Date: July 21, 2012
Location: Illinois, USA
Choir type: Children's and Youth Choirs
The Lutheran Youth Choir of North America, a select international choir of high-school-age singers from throughout the US founded in 2005, will present concerts in Illinois and Iowa in late July and August as a part of its 2012 Festival of Global Vocal Music, July 29-August 6. Joining 21 young American singers will be 20 students from Germany who are travelling to the US to participate in the eight-day festival. The concert program, entitled "I Dream A World!", will include choral selections in seven different world languages, and will feature the Gospel music of Chicago-area composer Dr. Keith Hampton, the choir's current Composer-In-Residence. Philip Spencer, ACDA Central Division R & S Chair for Two-Year Colleges, is the choir's Founding Conductor.
A Gala Festival Concert will be held at St. Procopius Abbey, 5601 College Road in Lisle, Illinois, on Saturday, August 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at the door at $10 adults, $5 seniors and students. Dr. Hampton will lead a free Choral Workshop earlier on Saturday the 4th, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Krasa Center of Benedictine University, 5700 College Road in Lisle, open to all singers and choral directors. All high school students attending the workshop will receive a free concert ticket and dinner with the choir. Additional performances during the festival week will be given in Chicago, Joliet, Naperville, and Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and in Devenport, Iowa.
The festival resumes in Mansfeld, Germany in the summer of 2013.
For further information about the Lutheran Youth Choir concerts, festival, or the choir itself, go to www.lutheranyouthchoir.org.