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Singing Hoosiers present ‘Celebration’ Spring Concert

America's premier show choir, the Indiana University Singing Hoosiers, will perform their 59th annual spring concert, "A Celebration of American Popular Music," at the IU Auditorium on April 4 at 8:00 p.m. The vocal ensemble performs American popular music, jazz and Broadway favorites with dazzling choreography, energy and style.

The upcoming Bloomington performance follows the Singing Hoosiers' recent participation in the Inaugural Ball of the Indiana Society of Washington, D.C., and number of performances up and down the eastern United States this past winter.

"It will be so wonderful, as always, to sing for our audience in Bloomington, including IU students, a broad cross-section of our community and the many Singing Hoosier alumni that have grown to enjoy hearing our music and supporting the stars and leaders of tomorrow," said Michael Schwartzkopf, director of the ensemble.

Selections prepared for the upcoming performance are sure to entertain an audience of all ages and will include Broadway tunes as well as standards from the popular music repertoire, such as works by Hoagy Carmichael and Cole Porter. Also included in the line-up is a guest performance by the IU Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Christopher Ludwa.

Reserved seating tickets are $13-15 for adults and $10-12 for students. For more information, call the IU Auditorium Box Office at 812-855-1103, Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or visit www.iuauditorium.com.

About the Singing Hoosiers

Averaging 115 members, the Singing Hoosiers feature collegiate performers from the world-renowned Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, as well as students with a variety of other majors at IU Bloomington, from business to chemistry to political science.

Annually, the Singing Hoosiers perform several concerts at home on the campus of IU Bloomington, including the Chimes of Christmas concert in December and the Spring Concert. The group also sings in opera and oratorio productions of the IU Jacobs School of Music and at Big Ten basketball games.

The Singing Hoosiers have appeared with such legendary entertainers as Bob Hope, Alan Sherman, Red Buttons, Tony Bennett, Duke Ellington and Indiana's favorite son, Hoagy Carmichael. They have also performed with opera legend Sylvia McNair and with several professional symphony orchestras, including the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, Evansville Philharmonic, South Bend Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Pops.

With Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops, the Singing Hoosiers performed at Carnegie Hall in 1995 and appeared on a televised PBS Christmas special with Mel Torme. The partnership with the Pops resulted in the release of several recordings on the Telarc International label. These include the Grammy-nominated A Disney Spectacular and The Music Man. They have also recorded The Magical Music of Disney, Hollywood's Greatest Musicals and Magical Musicals.