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UMFK Community Chorus to resume rehearsals

January 16, 2004

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The UMFK Community Chorus will once again resume rehearsals for the upcoming "UMFK 125th the Musical" being performed on April 22, 23, and 24 in the Fox Auditorium.

Members of the community are invited to participate in the chorus as they prepare for the production of the musical.

"All voices, high school age or older, are welcome to participate," said Chuck Closser, professor of oral communications and performing arts at UMFK. "There are opportunities for solo as well as ensemble work with the group."

The core group of performers for the upcoming musical will be members of the Community Chorus. They will perform most of the musical numbers, many of which are originals performed for the first time.

A major percent of the musical numbers were composed by Scott Brickman, associate professor of music at UMFK and covers a range of pieces including square dance, ballads, and rap.

The group will also perform an Alma Mater piece, not heard in many years, that was written by Toni Ezzy in 1955 when the Madawaska Training School became the Fort Kent Normal School.

The group will begin rehearsals on Thursday, January 22 and will meet from 6:30 until 9:00 p.m. every Thursday until the performance.

For more information, contact Chuck Closser at 834-7594 or Scott Brickman at 834-7506.