Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Globe-Trotting Keystone State Boychoir Performs At Widener University’s International Celebration

Chester, PA - The world-travelled Keystone State Boychoir (KSB) only has to go as far as Chester, Pennsylvania next week where it will perform at Widener University’s Multi-Cultural and International Week.  KSB will take the stage on Monday, November 12 as a part of the university’s celebration of world cultures.  The concert will take place at 7:00 pm in the Alumni Auditorium.  The concert is free and open to the public. 

KSB is the perfect fit for this event as the only choir in the world to have toured all seven continents.  In 2009, KSB made history as the first choir to perform in Antarctica.  More recently, KSB sang at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway for Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi and presented her with a Liberty Bell.  Internationally, KSB has performed in the world’s major concert halls, including the Manaus Opera House in Brazil, the Petronas Philharmonik Hall in Malaysia, and the Hanoi Opera House in Vietnam, as well as in venues throughout Canada, Brazil, Chile, South Africa, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Australia, Monaco, France, Germany, Austria, Bulgaria and Norway.

The repertoire of KSB includes songs that range from the classical to the contemporary, and world music from Broadway to South Africa. It is a unique experience to not only hear but also see KSB perform, as audiences are moved by the boys’ compelling stage presence.

At Widener University next week, KSB is part of a world celebration that includes a French Cabaret, Salsa lessons, a bazaar by the Saudi Arabian Student Union, a multicultural fashion and talent show and more.Chartered in 1821, the prestigious university, with more than 3200 undergraduates and 1700 graduate students, draws students to its 110-acre campus from 26 foreign countries and 22 states. 

KSB brings together 170 boys, ages 8-18, under the direction of Joseph P. Fitzmartin and Steven M. Fisher. The Keystone State Boychoir encourages and welcomes boys of all experience levels to audition for the choir.  Boys interested in auditioning may do so immediately after this concert.   To schedule an audition at another time, you may email Martha Platt at mplatt(at)keystonestateboychoir.org or call 215-287-3142 or visit the website at www.keystonestateboychoir.org.

For media inquiries, contact:

Lori Flynn
Phone: 215-287-7039
E-mail: Lmt0831(at)Verizon.net

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