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Carleton's Choral Ensembles Celebrate Statewide Day of Concerts with "Sing!"

November 2, 2012

Saturday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall, the Carleton Choir, Carleton Singers, Bella Cantemus, and the Men's Chorus will all come together to celebrate a statewide day of concerts in a not-to-be-missed evening of choral music aptly titled, "Sing!" Directed by Lawrence R. Burnett, the concert commemorates the 50th anniversary of the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota. This event is free and open to the public.

Professor of music and choral director Lawrence R. Burnett received the B.M. degree in Vocal Music Education from Texas A & I University, the M.M. degree in Choral Conducting, Vocal Performance, and Vocal Pedagogy from Eastern New Mexico University, and the D.M.A. in Choral Conducting from the University of Texas. His professional background includes solo/stage work with numerous orchestras, choruses, and festivals throughout the country. In 1992 he was awarded the Governor's Award for African-Americans of Distinction in New York State. Dr. Burnett is an active member of the Music Educators National Conference, and the American Choral Directors Association for which he serves as National Chair of the Repertoire Standards Committee for Ethnic Music and Multicultural Perspectives.

The Concert Hall is located on First Street between Winona and Nevada Streets in Northfield. For more information, including disability accommodations, call the Carleton College Department of Music at (507) 222-4347.