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DWU choir welcomes community members

The DWU Choral Union is seeking singers.

The Choral Union will rehearse and perform the "Brahms Requiem" in April and is looking for singers to perform Brahms' most famous piece.

The Choral Union is a community choir of the greater Mitchell area consisting of DWU students, faculty and staff members and Mitchell-area community members of high school age and above.

"This work, which the choir will perform in an English translation, is one of the most beautiful choral pieces ever composed," said DWU choral director, Dr. Clint Desmond.

Desmond also said LyricWood, DWU's strings ensemble, will be supplemented with wind and brass players from around the state and Midwest.

Rehearsals begin at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 in Smith Hall, room 211, and will meet weekly. The "Brahms Requiem" concert will be at 2 p.m. April 21 in the Sherman Center on campus and will be free and open to the public.

Membership to the DWU Choral Union is open to any singer, high school age or older and there is no audition. Singers will be asked to purchase the Hinshaw score at the first rehearsal for $8. Rehearsals will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Smith Hall on campus, room 211. Those interested in the DWU Choral Union may contact Desmond at or at 995-2676 by Jan. 21.