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Midland University to host fourth annual Gospel Honors Choir

Midland University to host fourth annual Gospel Honors Choir

Oct 27th , 2017

Midland University’s fourth annual Gospel Honors Choir will feature an award-winning singer, an internationally recognized barbershop chorus and select high school students, along with Midland University Arts students.

Award-winning Omaha singer Kathy Tyree will headline this year’s event, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5, in the Wikert Event Center on the Midland University campus. Tickets to the Gospel Honors Choir performance are $12 for adults and free for students. Tickets can be purchased at www.midlandu.edu/tickets.

Joining Tyree and her nine-piece backup group will be the Pathfinder Chorus, a multiple Central States District AAA Chorus Champion and top 20 finalist in international competition; the Skutt Catholic High School Chamber Choir; and selected high school performers.

“Gospel Honors Choir is an excellent opportunity to hear some of the outstanding voices in the greater Omaha area as well as see college and high school students display their talents,” said Rex Barker, Director of Performing Arts and Instrumental Activities at Midland. “This year we are honored to be brining Gospel Honors Choir to the Midland campus. We believe the move to campus makes this event easier for our families to attend.”

Tyree, known as “Omaha’s Own Queen of Soul,” has been performing for more than 30 years, and has received numerous awards. She has worked with some of the best performers, directors, choirs, choreographers and tech crews in Omaha. Her mission in life is to ensure anyone who encounters her always leaves better than they came.

During a career, she has appeared in such works as “Ella,” “Hair Spray the Musical,” “Beehive,” “Chicago,” “Annie,” “Ain’t Misbehavin,” “Pippin,” and “The Wiz.”

High school students selected for Gospel Honors Choir have been nominated by their instructors. The students receive the music they will perform in advance and must attend at least one of the available rehearsals. All participating musicians will hold a final rehearsal before the performance.

Midland University’s performing arts program exists to enhance the experience of the university’s students, no matter what they chose to study. Midland offers more than 250 scholarship opportunity in the performing arts. The program has been built with the students at the center. Students have opportunities to grow, learn, collaborate and live out their passions.

Founded in 1883, Midland University is a private liberal arts college located just 20 minutes from Omaha in Fremont. Midland offers more than 30 majors and academic programs, and four graduate programs, including the area’s first hybrid MBA program.