Area students part of U of M choral tour

The University of Minnesota School of Music’s University Singers, a cohort of 55 School of Music students, graduate student conductors, led by director of choral activities Kathy Saltzman Romey and associate director of choral activities Matthew Mehaffey, will embark on the school’s first choral tour throughout Minnesota from April 25 to 27.

The tour will involve engagement opportunities, including clinics, group and private voice instruction, and rehearsals with greater Minnesota high schools and public performances performed by the University Singers and high school students. Public performances are free and open to the public. The University Singers repertoire will include music by Johannes Brahms, Benjamin Britten, Morten Lauridsen, Carol Barnett, and Moses Hogan.

School of Music choral professor Matthew Mehaffey shares, “This choral tour is an amazing opportunity for School of Music students and faculty to share our knowledge and love of singing through clinics and voice instruction with talented high school choirs throughout greater Minnesota. We look forward to bringing communities together through song.”

The first stop on the tour is Osseo Senior High School, where students from Osseo, Maple Grove, and St. Michael High Schools will participate. The Osseo public performance will take place Thursday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Osseo High School Auditorium, 317 Second Ave. N.W. in Osseo.