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Hamilton College Choir Kicks Off Annual Tour

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Posted March 7, 1996
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Acting Choir Director Thomas Lloyd and the 43-member Hamilton College Choir will begin its annual choir tour in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, March 9. From Cleveland, the group will move through Indianapolis, Ind.; Chicago, Ill.; Cincinnati, Ohio and Buffalo, N.Y., before making its final stop in Toronto, Canada. All concerts are free and open to the public.

Under the direction of Thomas Lloyd, visiting assistant professor of music, the Choir will present a varied program of music ranging from English Renaissance masters to Samuel Barber's beloved "Reincarnations." They will also perform two rhythmically exciting musical proverbs from Ghana, a lyrical movement from the "Talmud Suite," unaccompanied vocal jazz (sung by the College Hill Singers) and will close with selections from Leonard Bernstein's "Candide."

The Hamilton College Choir has a history of performance dating back for over a century. As part of a college firmly committed to the liberal arts, its members represent a wide variety of academic interests and pursuits. The choral program at Hamilton also includes the College Hill Singers, a chamber vocal ensemble that draws its singers for the college choir, and the Oratorio Society, an organization of over 100 singers from both the college and surrounding communities that performs major works with orchestra. The choir performs a series of concerts every year during Spring Break, and includes a trip abroad every fourth year.

Hamilton College is a highly selective, privately endowed liberal arts college of 1,650 students. Chartered in 1812, it is one of the oldest colleges in the United States.

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