Invitational High School Choral Festival Returns to AU Nov. 16

Invitational High School Choral Festival Returns to AU Nov. 16

11/11/13 ASHLAND, Ohio - The annual Invitational High School Choral Festival returns to Ashland University on Saturday, Nov. 16, which culminates in a public concert at 3:45 p.m. in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel. Presented by AU’s Department of Music, the concert is free and open to the public.

Three Ohio high schools will engage in a day of musical and educational activities led by Dr. Rowland Blackley, professor of music and director of choral activities, and Dr. Timothy Guenther, adjunct instructor of music and university organist.

Participating choirs include Lexington High School Choir directed by Paul Dawson, Lakeview High School Madrigal Singers (Cortland) directed by Bonnie Chronister, and Triway High School Choir (Wooster) directed by Stan Willis. For the public concert, musical selections will be performed by each high school choir followed by a combined piece performed by all of the choirs and the Ashland University Choir.

For more information about the music department or the choral festival, visit the web site at or contact Tricia Applegate, coordinator of performing arts publicity and events, at 419-289-5950 or

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