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UNG choirs to perform 'Homecoming' concerts
Performances celebrate ensembles return from tour of Britain
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‘Homecoming’ concerts

When: 8 p.m. April 1 and 2

Where: Dahlonega Baptist Church April 1; Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Cleveland April 2

How much: Free

Contact: 706-864-1423, ung.edu

The University of North Georgia Singers and the Le Belle Voci all-female ensemble will present two “Homecoming” concerts this week.

On Monday, April 1, they will perform at Dahlonega Baptist Church and on Tuesday, April 2 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Cleveland. Both performances begin at 8 p.m. The “Homecoming” concert is free and open to the public.

Also in April, the groups will combine with choirs from Brenau University and Lumpkin County High School to present “Choral Explosion No. 12” on Sunday, April 14 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Cleveland. That program begins at 7 p.m.

The University of North Georgia Singers and the Le Belle Voci recently returned from a tour of the United Kingdom under the direction of Dr. John M. Broman, who has taught at UNG for 21 years, serves as the university's director of choral studies and is a professor of music.

The UNG Singers, the university's primary touring choral ensemble and musical ambassadors, and Le Belle Voci gave performances in Auchterarder, Scotland, Market Rasen, England, and Gainsborough, England.

The tour began March 14, and the singers returned March 23. The singers tour every other year and take trips overseas every four years.

The program includes a variety of styles, from sacred music like Michael Haydn's "Alleluia" and Guy Forbes' "Ave Maria" to contemporary songs like Ray Charles' "Georgia On My Mind" and Frank Sinatra's "I've Got the World on a String."

The UNG Singers, a mixed ensemble, performs a wide variety of literature, ranging from choral masterpieces to shorter works from the main periods in music history.

Le Belle Voci performs a wide variety of literature from the main periods of music history and typically tours with the UNG Singers.

For more information, call the UNG department of music at 706-864-1423 or visit ung.edu.

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