Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Buffalo Select Chorus/Joseph Wooten: Live at Asbury Hall: May 26

Buffalo Select Chorus, with national recording artist Joseph Wooten, perform their 5th Annual Concert May 26 at 7PM LIVE at Asbury Hall at Babeville. The concert and reception to follow is free and open to all public.  The evening is a mixed musical repertoire of local musicians and the supremely talented Buffalo Select Chorus under the direction and guidance of Musical Director, Linda Lombardo Appleby. 

Buffalo Select Chorus is the only chorus made up of Buffalo high school students, with nine different schools represented. The  Chorus is a talented, dynamic group that has persevered despite challenges for funding in the arts in the Buffalo schools.

In spring 2005, Linda Appleby (creative director and vocal instructor), and interested community members and parents set out to create a citywide Buffalo Public High School Chorus.  The group would have weekly practices, play in a variety of venues over the year, have a final concert and reception, and produce a professional recording for use in the college application process.  What resulted from their efforts was a selection of talented individuals from Buffalo Public High Schools who gathered to rehearse once a week for six months.

The Chorus has grown exponentially over several years, and in partnership with the Righteous Babe Foundation, will continue its mission: to provide a venue for Buffalo High School students to expand their vocal skills while offering actual performance experience under the tutelage of certified music teachers and professional musicians. This program of excellence will also be saying goodbye to many graduating seniors.
Buffalo Select Chorus can be heard rehearsing every Monday night at Asbury Hall and their annual concert is not one to miss. To donate, purchase a CD or for more information, visit: FACEBOOK.  May 26th, 7:30 pm, Asbury Hall at Babeville on Delaware Avenue, Buffalo,  NY.  The concert and reception is FREE and open to ALL public.

The students that put the "Select" in Buffalo Select Chorus are a much desired investment.

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