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Chamber Singers 1 of 2 groups to be at music educators convention

Austin Peay State Universitys famed Chamber Singers will be featured in concert during the upcoming Tennessee Music Educators convention.

The 25-voice ensemble, slated to perform at 9:10 a.m., Friday, April 20 at the Nashville Convention Center, is one of only two college choirs selected by taped audition to perform at the event, which is for music educators from across the state.

According to Dr. Karen Kenaston-French, director of choral activities at APSU, the Chamber Singers have been working on the repertoire for this concert since September 2006.
Austin Peay State University's famed Chamber Singers will be featured in concert during the upcoming Tennessee Music Educators convention.

The 25-voice ensemble, slated to perform at 9:10 a.m., Friday, April 20 at the Nashville Convention Center, is one of only two college choirs selected by taped audition to perform at the event, which is for music educators from across the state.

According to Dr. Karen Kenaston-French, director of choral activities at APSU, the Chamber Singers have been working on the repertoire for this concert since September 2006.

Kenaston-French said, “The centerpiece of the program is a performance of Eric Whitacre's ‘Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine,' a highly challenging and dramatic portrayal of Leonardo Da Vinci's imagination of human flight.”
The program also will include works by Massenet, Sweelinck, Lauridsen and Stephen Foster.

The Chamber Singers are under the direction of Kenaston-French. Assisting her will be Elizabeth Wolynec, accompanist and adjunct instructor of music.

For more information, please contact Kenaston-French by telephone at (931) 221-7002 or e-mail at kenastonk@apsu.edu. -- Dennie B. Burke