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University Choir sings before going to Europe

In preparation for their upcoming trip to Europe, the University Choir members going on the trip will be performing a concert on April 25.

Starting at 4 p.m., the concert will include the choir’s entire repertoire from the program planned for the trip.

The concert will be held at the United Methodist Church in Wayne. No admission will be charged but there will be a free-will offering.

According to Richard Frost, music department professor and conductor of the University Choir, the concert is intended to be a preview of the trip, which will include stops in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic.

The trip will also open the Choir up more to the public community.

“Our goals are simple—to be the best we can be with what God has given us and to communicate as effectively as we can the musical and textual elements of each piece so that our listeners are profoundly impacted,” Frost said.

During the trip, which will be from May 10 to 21, the Choir will travel from city to city and perform five concerts in 10 days.

The trip will cost nearly $3,000 per person, which will cover food, flights, hotels and sight-seeing tours, including a trip to achurch in Liepzig where Bach played and Mozart’s house in Salzburg.

The Choir is doing this trip for the first time in five years, and, although it is expensive, Frost expects that the experience will be well worth the cost.

“Hearing a good choir is something that can be very uplifting and can change people emotionally,” he said.

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