OTC choirs to hold fundraising events for performance in New York

OTC choirs to hold fundraising events for performance in New York

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Media Contact

Mark Miller
College Director of Communication 417.447.2655 millerm@otc.edu
Laura French
Coordinator of Public Information 417.447.2659 frenchl@otc.edu

The Ozarks Technical Community College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will hold a series of fundraising events in anticipation of their residency and performance in New York City in May. The ensembles, led by Director Kathryn Cole, are currently working to raise $1,600 per student to pay for the trip. The following events will help the students to earn the needed funds:

 

Monday, February 11, 6-8 p.m.

Choir Give Back Night at Pizza Inn

1425 W. Battlefield Road

 

Monday, March 4, 5-9 p.m.

Choir Give Back Night at Qdoba Mexican Grill

401 S. Kimbrough Avenue

 

Monday, April 15, 5-9 p.m.

Choir Give Back Night at Chili's Grill and Bar

3020 S. Glenstone Avenue

 

Friday, April 26, 9 a.m. 1 p.m.

OTC Spring Picnic Raffle, OTC Springfield Campus

1001 E. Chestnut Expressway

 

Thursday, May 9, 7 p.m.

OTC Fine Arts Spring Concert, Lincoln Hall Room 211, OTC Springfield Campus

1001 E. Chestnut Expressway

 

Ozarks Technical Community College's Concert Choir is a 30-member auditioned ensemble; the Chamber Singers are comprised of 15 selected members of the Concert Choir.

Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) has invited the college's vocal ensembles to participate in the DCINY Concert Series to be held Memorial Day weekend in New York City. They will join performers from other choirs in a five-day residency led by world-renowned composer and conductor Mark Hayes, culminating in the world premiere performance of Hayes' Requiem. The final concert will be held on May 27 in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center.

DCINY, a production company based in New York City, has produced choral and instrumental concert series in world-class venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Centers Alice Tully Hall, and Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. For more information, visit www.DCINY.org.

OTC's Fine Arts Department is housed on the third floor of the historic Gillioz Theatre complex in downtown Springfield. The facility includes a Gallery, which is open to the public and is a part of Springfield's First Friday ArtWalk event from September to May, as well as classroom, studio and office space for the college's visual art, music and theater programs.