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April 3, 2013

Chorus plans spring concert Saturday

NORMAN — The Norman Children’s Chorus will present a spring concert 2 p.m. Saturday at Catlett Music Center on the University of Oklahoma campus. Admission is free.

The concert is funded in part by a grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the Norman Arts Council.

The Norman Children’s Chorus celebrates its 21st season with this concert. They will present a variety of songs.

Sandy Knudson, music teacher at Adams Elementary School and a Kodaly specialist, is the conductor and artistic director.

She has an MME from OU and is on the summer faculty of OU, where she teaches vocal music methods.

Associate conductor is Lynn Manning, music teacher at Winding Creek Elementary School in Moore. Beth Grimmett-Tankersley and Jennifer Tripi serve as accompanists. Taylor Rodgers and Amanda Ortiz assist the conductors as OU interns.

The Norman Children’s Chorus, a program of Children’s Arts Network, is open to students in grades third through eighth.

The Chamber Choir is open by audition to fifth- through eighth-graders. The Descant Choir is open to all children in grades third through sixth who wish to sing. The chorus meets on Monday evenings at Alcott Middle School.

Auditions are now being hosted for the next school year. Rehearsals will begin in September, and auditions will be held throughout May. Any child with an unchanged voice who will be in grades third through eighth next year is invited to audition.

For information or to schedule an audition, contact chorus manager Tracy Day-Kemper at 740-9805 or storm7@cox.net.

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