All the way from Alaska: Lincoln Bicentennial Concert Tour makes stop in Manassas
June 18, 2009
The Alaska Children’s Choir will present a free concert at 11 a.m. on July 3 at the Mary Louise Jackson Amphitheater at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, 6901 Sudley Road. Attendees should park in the Event Lot next to the amphitheater. The Manassas National Battlefield Park is co-hosting the event with the Manassas Campus. To learn more, call Jim Fabian at 703-257-6632.
The “Voices of Hope and Peace” concert is part of the Choir’s Lincoln Bicentennial Concert Tour. Choir members will spend 11 days visiting the area’s attractions while also performing at the Lincoln Memorial, Gettysburg National Military Park, Antietam National Battlefield and the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church where President Abraham Lincoln worshipped.
Every summer, the Touring Choir travels from home on a concert tour. The Touring Choir has traveled to the Pacific Northwest, Minnesota and New Orleans. International tours have taken the choir to England, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Italy, Germany, Austria, British Columbia, Australia and New Zealand.
Founded in 1979, the Alaska Children’s Choir is dedicated to excellence in music education and choral singing, offering Southcentral Alaskan children the opportunity to train and perform to some of the highest artistic standards. Singers range in age from 5 to 18 and represent communities throughout Southcentral Alaska.
The Choir has earned many awards at choral festivals, including First Place Children’s Choir in the 19th International Youth and Music Festival in Vienna, Austria, Senior Youth Choir of the Year award at the Bournemouth Musicmaker’s Festival in England, Trophy of Excellence in Children’s Choral Singing at the Classic American Music Festival in Honolulu and Second Place Children’s Choir in the International Oskarshamn Festival in Sweden.
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