Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Chester Children's Chorus Presents Free Summer Concert Series

The Chester Children’s Chorus will be presenting three summer concerts and a dance performance all at Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore College. The dance performance will be held on Tuesday, July 29 at 2:00 p.m. The choral concerts will be held on Thursday, July 31 at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Art projects completed during the program will be on display. Groups may reserve seats for the afternoon performances.

The chorus, directed by founder, John Alston, and assistant music director, Sean Tripline, will be performing a program of classical music, 70’s hits, and rousing gospel selections. Modern dance, hip-hop, inspirational and African dance will be featured in Tuesday’s dance performance led by instructors, Jeannine Osayande, Nai-Whedai Sheriff and Shanae Willis. Art classes are taught by Milton Downing and Truman Read.

The chorus includes boys and girls 8 to 18 years old from the Chester Upland school district. Students are auditioned in the spring and participate in a year-round music education program. The Summer Learning program is a full-day, 6-week summer camp that includes academic enrichment and classes in the arts.

All shows are free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken to support the chorus programs. More information is available at www.chesterchildrenschorus.org, or by phone at 610-328-8286.

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