Bettendorf's Courtney Wachal to Perform on Mount Union Concert Choir Tou Print
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Written by Callie Livengood   
Monday, 30 April 2012 10:24

ALLIANCE, OH (04/26/2012)(readMedia)-- Courtney Wachal of Bettendorf, IA will perform on tour with the University of Mount Union's Concert Choir from May 6-8 at a number of Methodist churches in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Wachal is a freshman french and international studies major and a soprano.

Under the direction of Dr. Grant Cook III, director of choral activities at Mount Union, the choirs will combine choral selections and traditional carols with scriptures and readings of the season in presenting "Sing, Be, Live, See ... Peace." Kathy Reichenberger, a faculty accompanist, will serve as collaborative artist on tour.

Performances will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 6 at Center United Methodist Church, 1575 Donnellville Road, Natrona Heights, PA; 7 p.m. on Monday, May 7 at Mentor United Methodist Church, 8600 Mentor Ave. in Mentor, OH; and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8 at Norwalk First United Methodist Church, 60 W. Main St. in Norwalk, OH.

The University of Mount Union Concert Choir is among the oldest collegiate choirs in the United States, tracing its roots to 1896. The Concert Choir comprises musicians from a wide variety of academic disciplines and represents the University's strong liberal arts foundation. Serving as an ambassador of the University, the Concert Choir performs annually throughout the continental United States and undertakes an international tour every four years. The Concert Choir is dedicated to the rehearsal and performance of the highest quality choral literature from the Renaissance through the 21st century, including spirituals, gospel music, folk songs and music celebrating a global perspective.

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About the University of Mount Union

The University of Mount Union, founded in 1846, is a four-year, private institution grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Mount Union offers an array of broad-based and career-specific undergraduate and graduate programs to its 2,200 students who experience outstanding opportunities for success after graduation. Ranked as one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report, the University is committed to providing a student-centered approach and an exceptional educational experience, as evidenced by its mission to prepare students for fulfilling lives, meaningful work and responsible citizenship. The University's 115-acre campus is located in Alliance, Ohio, 80 miles of both Cleveland and Pittsburgh, and more than $100 million has been invested in the construction and renovation of modern facilities throughout the course of the past decade. For more information, visit

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