U of M, Crookston Choir to Perform Sacred Music Concert on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, in Kiehle Auditorium; Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. under the direction of Associate Professor George French

The sounds of sacred music will fill the Kiehle Auditorium during a concert by choir, under the direction of Associate Professor George French, at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and refreshments will follow the performance. Everyone is welcome.

Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria, one of his most familiar and popular sacred pieces accompanied by a string orchestra, will highlight the evening's concert. Along with this classical treasure, the choir will perform several selections from Jesus Christ Superstar, the rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and others.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 29 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and more than 40 concentrations, including several online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of about 1,400 undergraduates from more than 25 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit www.umcrookston.edu.

Contact: George French, associate professor, Liberal Arts and Education Dept., 218-281-8266 (gfrench@umn.edu); Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)