Kaleidoscope Concert Features SC Alumni; Richardson Performing Arts Center to be Dedicated

Southwestern College alumni will join forces with members of the A Cappella Choir, SC Singers, and South Kansas Symphony for the 2011 Kaleidoscope program Saturday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m. The program will follow the official dedication of the Richardson Performing Arts Center in the Christy Administration Building.

“We are thrilled to be able to dedicate this renewed space, and so happy that many of the alumni that contributed and helped us to get to this day are going to be performing with us in the inaugural concert,” says David Gardner, director of choirs at Southwestern.

The evening will begin with the official dedication led by Southwestern College President Dick Merriman and board of trustees chair David Smith.

The musical selections for the evening are traditional and historical to Southwestern.  Music to be performed includes “Beautiful Savior,” “A Mighty Fortress,” and selections from “Elijah.”  Daniel Stevens, conductor of the South Kansas Symphony, will be viola soloist alongside 1966 Southwestern graduate Leora Kline, who will play violin.
“We are ecstatic to have Leora Kline back to perform on stage,” Stevens says.  “Her experience in the professional world will highlight the excellent acoustics found within the Richardson Performing Arts Center.”

Following the performance, Southwestern College artist in residence Brandon Blackburn will be featured as he performs with a jazz trio in the lobby of Christy Administration Building. 

There is no admission charge to the Kaleidoscope performance and overflow seating will be available in Messenger Recital Hall in the Darbeth Fine Arts Center.  For more information, call (620) 229-6272.

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