Purdue Musical Organizations to perform free concert

November 1, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Four Purdue Musical Organizations ensembles will perform a free concert Sunday (Nov. 7) at University Church.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, will feature the Purdue Bells, University Choir, Heart & Soul and the All Campus & Community Chorale. It will begin at 2 p.m. at the church, located at 320 North St. in West Lafayette.

"Besides the Purdue Christmas Show, this is the biggest show of the semester for these ensembles," said Bill Griffel, director of Purdue Musical Organizations. "These ensembles include students from nine different countries and the audience can expect to hear a variety of selections including gospel, patriotic and traditional concert choir repertoire. Each group will perform a short set before combining for the finale.''

The concert will mark the first performance of the year for the All Campus & Community Chorale, which includes Purdue students, faculty and staff as well as members of the Greater Lafayette community.

Each ensemble is one of a variety of performance opportunities within Purdue Musical Organizations. More than 250 students perform with PMO annually. Purdue has no school of music, so nearly every academic major is represented in the organization.

Writer: Steve Schlenk, (765) 496-6091, sschlenk@purdue.edu

Source: Bill Griffel, (765) 494-3941, wgriffel@purdue.edu