Minnesota State University Moorhead Choir to Perform in Kiehle Auditorium at the U of M, Crookston on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.

The Minnesota State University Moorhead Concert Choir will be performing in Kiehle Auditorium at the University of Minnesota, Crookston on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. The performance, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will include the joint performance of a piece by the MSUM choir and the U of M, Crookston choir. The concert is free and the public is invited. 

David Mahraun, D.M.A., directs the choir. It is one of four choirs at MSUM. They are accompanied by Olga Donner and are on a four-city tour (Hutchinson, St. Paul, Bemidji, Crookston). The centerpiece of concert is a nine-movement cantata on texts by Walt Whitman--Celebrations by 20th-century American Vincent Persichetti. Other pieces (both sacred and secular from the Middle Ages to 20th C.) are intermingled with those nine movements. To learn more, visit http://web.mnstate.edu/mahraun/concert_choir.html. 

The choir at the U of M, Crookston is directed by Associate Professor George French. 

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 27 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and 39 concentrations on campus--as well as 10 degrees online--in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from 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, Music and Theater, 218-218-8266 (gfrench@umn.edu); Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)