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Renaissance Choir set to raise funds for group

Renaissance Choir set to raise funds for group

Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013 8:00 pm

The Paris Henry County Arts Council and the Bethel University Renaissance Choir will 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 in McKenzie.
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 Garth Brooks’ “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,” said Travis McLeese, founder of Youth for the Arts.
The Enrichment Fund provides money for meaningful projects in the classroom and in the community, including private lessons for undergraduate level students; capital expenses, such as keyboards, lighting, microphones and paint supplies; 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 about 60 recipients.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Ticket 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 at (731) 642-3955.

Published in The Messenger 4.18.13

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