Sarah M. Pritchett
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312, firstname.lastname@example.org
After 4 p.m.
April 21, 2022
APPALACHIAN CHILDREN’S CHORUS PERFORMING NEXT WEEK FOR CONCORD UNIVERSITY’S AZZARA MUSIC COLLOQUIUM
ATHENS, W.Va. – The Appalachian Children’s Chorus (ACC) Concert Choir will perform at Concord University on Tuesday April 26, 2022 for the Carl S. Azzara Music Colloquium. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. in the Wilkes Family Chapel in University Point. There is no admission charge and the general public is invited to join the Concord campus community in attending.
The award-winning choir, performing under the direction of Selina Midkiff and Christopher Brown, includes 21 choristers from the Charleston, W.Va. area. Established in 1990, the ACC has received numerous honors including being designated the official Children’s Chorus of West Virginia in 2003 by the Governor and Secretary of State. In 2006 the group became The Ambassadors of Music for West Virginia for representing the state, its friendly inhabitants and West Virginia’s lifestyle to the nation and the world.
Appearances in the United States have taken the chorus to Hawaii, The Greenbrier Hotel, Disney World’s EPCOT Center, the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York City, and the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Internationally, the ACC has toured in England, Ireland, Italy, Austria, the Czech Republic and has appeared at St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City.
The Carl S. Azzara Music Colloquium Endowment is dedicated to the memory of Carl Azzara, a 1954 graduate of Concord, for his lifelong passion and dedication to being a pianist, musician and teacher. Dr. Christopher Azzara and his brother, Dr. Daniel Azzara, along with other family members and friends, established the fund in honor of their father, Carl Azzara, and to acknowledge his devotion to Concord and the role it played in his life.
The intention of the fund is to provide educational opportunities in music for Concord students, faculty, staff and the community through professional presentations. Dr. Christopher Azzara, who is a pianist, arranger, author and educator, offered the first program for the Colloquium in 2018.
For additional information about the upcoming performance by the Appalachian Children’s Chorus, please contact Dr. Jacob Womack at email@example.com or 304-384-5306.