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Friday, January 17, 2003

Lincoln University Concert Choir to Perform During Governor Rendell’s Inaugural Galas on January 21-22

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA----The Lincoln University Concert Choir will perform during the Inaugural Celebration activities of new Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell on January 21-22, 2003 in Harrisburg.

The Rendell Inauguration Committee invited the Lincoln Concert Choir to perform at two inaugural events---on Tuesday, January 21, between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the “Taste of Pennsylvania” at the State Farm Arena; and on January 22 at 12 noon during the Open House Reception at the Governor’s Mansion. The Lincoln Concert Choir will perform such patriotic choral pieces as “Battle Hymn of the Republic” by Wilhousky; “Lift Every Voice For Freedom;” “I Want to Thank You, Lord” by Moses Hogan; and the state song, “Pennsylvania.”

The Lincoln University Concert Choir is the premier choral ensemble at the University. It has a long tradition of excellence in choral singing. Outstanding former choir directors include Orren Suthern, Horace Carney, and Gwendolyn Foster. The present conductor and artistic director is Dr. William B. Garcia, professor of Music and chair of the University’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

The Concert Choir is composed of University students who are majoring in music, computer science, communications, mathematics, biology, chemistry, education, and other disciplines offered at the University. They hail from Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois, New Jersey, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Connecticut.

The Concert Choir accompanist is professor Paula Reynolds Tyler, adjunct music faculty in pianoforte and accompanying. In addition, Ms. Andrea Jones, newly appointed visiting instructor of Voice and Opera, will also perform in the program. A 1995 music graduate of Lincoln, she earned the master of music in voice performance from the University of Kentucky and the Artist Diploma in Opera Performance from the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. Ms. Jones will sing a special rendition of “America, the Beautiful.”

Founded in 1854 as America’s first Historically Black University, Lincoln University combines the best elements of a liber and selected graduate programs to meet the needs of students living in a highly technological and global society. The University is nationally recognized as a major producer of African Americans with undergraduate degrees in the physical sciences (biology, chemistry and physics); computer and information sciences; and biological and life sciences. In addition, Lincoln is ranked first in Pennsylvania in the same categories.

From April 2003 through May 2004, the University will celebrate its sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, with an array of campus and external events, activities and announcements. For more information about Lincoln University, please visit us on the web at www.lincoln.edu.

Click here to see photos from the event.

For more information, contact:
Samuel W. Pressley, Director
Howard G. Kelly, Jr. Assistant Director
Lincoln University's Office of Marketing & Communications,
610-932-1094; e-mail: spressley@lu.lincoln.edu; home: 856-582-9574; hkelly@lu.lincoln.edu

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