LTN Staff Reports
World-traveled Lenior-Rhyne Youth Chorus will take the stage Sunday at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton.
The more than 100-member choir, comprised of children ages eight to 18, will be sending 42 of its advanced voices to sing in the Lincoln County Concert Associationâ€™s (LCCA) last performance of the 2011/2012 concert season.
The professional youth choir was established in 1997 and maintains three separate audition ensembles including its most amateur talent, known as the Minnesingers, advanced talent, named the Meistersingers, and a third smaller group, called the Chamber Singers.
The Lenior-Rhyne Youth Chorus often performs alongside the universityâ€™s A Cappella Choir and on special occasions with the Western Piedmont Symphony, according to an LCCA brochure. This summer, the group plans to sing with international composer and conductor David Brunner in a special festival performance in Denver, Colo.
In addition, the young voices have toured a number of places throughout the Southeastern United States as well as New York Cityâ€™s Carnegie Hall. International performance sites have included Englandâ€™s Canterbury Cathedral and Windsor Castle as well as Church of the Madeleine in Paris, France.
Florence Jowers, associate professor of music at Lenior-Rhyne University, serves as the choirâ€™s founding director.
Sundayâ€™s concert is scheduled for 3 p.m.
Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the door starting at 2 p.m.
For more information on prices, call Rick Ramseur at (704) 735-7287.