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Help the Southern Chorale go to Michigan!

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Project ended on October 10, at 09:00 PM CDT
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Southern Chorale Trip to Michigan ACDA

The Southern Chorale will be featured as the headline performer at the Michigan Conference of American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) on October 21st in Mt. Pleasant on the campus of Central Michigan University. While in Michigan, collaborative recruitment concerts will also be presented with Eastern Michigan University (Thursday the 19th), Albion College (Friday the 20th), and Central Michigan University in Midland at First Presbyterian Church (Sunday the 22nd). Traveling with the ensemble will be noted composers James Mulholland (Indiana) and Richard Burchard (Pennsylvania), and the Chorale will feature their music during the program. The Southern Miss Alumni Association is helping alert alums in the area and encouraging attendance at these events. Students will be visiting the Motown Museum in Detroit and will have access to the Professional Choral Conference during the day on Saturday. This invitation is an incredible honor, and the Southern Chorale is excited to be traveling to the beautiful Great Lakes state for this opportunity. 

With this opportunity comes the cost of traveling with our 60-member ensemble. We have worked hard to gather support and raise money for the trip, but we need your help to get us to the finish line. Any amount will help provide our hard-working and dedicated singers the chance to travel and perform without the stress of paying out of pocket for this experience. Donations received through this project will help provide students with travel expenses. 

The Southern Chorale has a long history of excellence at Southern Miss, the most comprehensive School of Music in Mississippi. Membership consists primarily of music majors and graduate students in Conducting and Voice. Under Gregory Fuller’s leadership, the ensemble has been chosen by blind/refereed audition to perform on sixteen occasions at state, regional and national conferences over the past twenty years. In addition, the Chorale has presented over 150 concerts in sixteen states and fourteen countries, including Estonia, Latvia, Spain, South Korea, Norway, Sweden, Jamaica, Romania, Hungary, Mexico, Austria, The Czech Republic, France and England. The Chorale has participated in many important premieres of new oratorio and extended works. Most recently, the Southern Chorale performed the European premiere of “St. Michael Songs” by Estonian composer Tõnu Kõrvits. The performance was broadcast over Estonian Public Radio.

We hope you consider supporting this special initiative, and we look forward to sharing all the incredible memories that are made during this trip.