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Last modified: Thursday, March 20, 2008

Singing Hoosiers present annual Spring Concert April 5

March 20, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Join the Singing Hoosiers of Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music for an annual spring concert, "A Celebration of American Popular Music," on April 5 at 8 p.m. in the IU Auditorium. This is the 58th year for this annual herald of spring.

The Singing Hoosiers will perform "A Celebration of American Popular Music" on April 5.

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Directed by Professor Michael Schwartzkopf, America's premier collegiate concert show choir will be joined by the IU Vocal Jazz Ensemble, led by Professor Patrice Madura. The ensemble will sing a variety of creative jazz classics, including 'Round Midnight by Cootie Williams and Thelonious Monk.

This perennial favorite will include a wide variety of selections designed for the entire family. Featured will be new arrangements of a potpourri of standards from the popular music repertoire, such as Over the Rainbow, Unforgettable and A Foggy Day (in London Town).

The group will take a fun trip through some classic rock and roll, as well as spotlight a few shows from the Broadway stage, including The Fantastics and a show currently experiencing a successful revival on Broadway, Mary Poppins. The performance will also include interesting new twists on celebrated tunes, in addition to the choreographic talents of the Varsity Singers.

Reserved seating tickets are $13-15 for adults and $10-12 for students. For more information, call the IU Auditorium Box Office at 812-855-1103, Ticketmaster at 812-333-9955, or visit

Comprised of approximately 115 student vocalists and instrumentalists with diverse majors, the Singing Hoosiers have traveled throughout the United States and Europe, been nominated for two Grammy awards, and recorded four albums with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.