The Grammy-nominated Central State University Chorus will perform at the Clark State Performing Arts Center in Springfield on February 2, the Springfield News-Sun reports.
The highly acclaimed chorus has performed internationally and in the U.S. at high-profile venues, including the White House and the U.S. Senate rotunda, and kicks off Black History Month at the event.
“The CSU Chorus has a long history as ambassadors for this musical tradition and great music in general. In an age with heightened technological manipulation, we are proud to present a concert of acoustic and soul-stirring music,” director and assistant professor of music Jeremy Winston said in a statement.
“I believe that the celebration of music during Black History Month is a special tradition shared by many and we always look forward to this musical celebration,” he added.
The event is free is free and open to the public, but tickets are required to attend the concert. Tickets can be picked up at the Performing Arts Center box office or by calling 937-328-3874.
This is the fourth consecutive year the CSU Chorus has performed at the Performing Arts Center.
Clark State President Jo Alice Blondin stated that “Clark State and Central State is committed to providing pathways and partnerships that benefit student success, both inside and outside the classroom. The performance by the Central State Choir truly embodies the spirit of our collaboration.
“Clark State has made it a priority to collaborate with Central State, as the connection with our performing arts, agriculture and IT programs is a good fit and our students are interested in continuing their education at Central State after Clark State,” Blondin said.