Choir to raise funds for group

Choir to raise funds for group

Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 6:00 pm

Join the Paris Henry County Arts Council and the Bethel University Renaissance Choir as they raise money for the Youth for the Arts Enrichment Fund Saturday at the Krider Performing Arts Center.
Starting at 6 p.m.. an art gallery, in the Paris Elementary Cafeteria, will feature countless pieces of art of all media.
Youth from all schools in the county have submitted art to be put on display.
The concert will begin at 7 p.m. and feature the world renowned Renaissance Choir from Bethel University.
During the concert the Renaissance Choir will be joined by 70 of Henry County’s youth to perform two numbers, “The Circle of Life,” and the Garth Brook’s Hit “We Shall Be Free.”
These two numbers will be directed by Keith Christopher, who arranged the two songs for the esteemed Hal Leonard Publishing Company.
“The Youth for the Arts program believes that providing students with a quality art education and providing the resources necessary we can develop students who have imagination, and imagination is key for a successful future,” commented Travis McLeese, Founder of Youth for the Arts.
The Enrichment Fund provides money for meaningful projects both in the classroom and in the community, private lessons for undergraduate level students, capital expenses (ex. Keyboards, lighting, microphones, paint supplies, etc), bringing artists into the schools to provide workshops, art related field trips, and endeavors that further a youth’s art education.
The Youth for the Arts Enrichment Fund is awarded three times throughout the year with the intent to engage youth in learning more about the arts, empowering them to grow as individuals and providing them with opportunities for self-expression.
Since the Spring of 2011 the group has awarded over $40,000 to approximately 60 recipients.
For a list of students, organizations and projects that have been funded contact the Arts Council Office
The Renaissance Choir builds on Bethel’s rich performance tradition to extend the reputation and the reach of the university.
From stages, platforms, and pulpits — large and small — Renaissance shows the world that Bethel University, and her students, are among the best in the nation.
From southern gospel to rock and roll and bluegrass to R&B, the Renaissance Choir will perform a show that is entertaining and uplifting to all.
Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for Students.
Sponsors of this event are Paris Pediatrics and First Bank.
Tickets can be purchased from the Arts Council Office or at the door the night of the event. For more information contact the Arts Council Office 731-642-3955
Published in The WCP 4.16.13

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