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Kansas Youth Chorale, Osage City Middle School Hand Chime Choir to perform Dec. 14

The Osage City Area Arts Council will present the Kansas Youth Chorale in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, in the Grace Lutheran Church sanctuary, 200 Holliday, Osage City.

The KYC is a children’s choir open by audition for students from grades four through eight in Topeka and surrounding communities. Formed in 2009, the 46-member Chorale was established to build a choral program which would reach beyond boundaries of school districts, socioeconomic status, geographical location and background. Establishing excellence in singing and providing outstanding choral experiences is a goal of the KYC. The mission of the group is to bring joy to others through music. Their premier concert was in November 2010.

The singers rehearse weekly during the school year. The choir has presented a number of concerts at area churches and has also performed for Topeka community events. In 2013, they were selected to perform at the Kansas Music Educators Conference, in Wichita, and received a Superior rating at the Schlitterbahn Music Festival this past spring.

The artistic director of the Chorale is Kay Siebert, and the accompanist is Cynthia Neufeld Smith.

Also included in the afternoon’s presentation will be a presentation of familiar Christmas carols performed by Osage City band students and accompanied by a hand chime choir. The hand chime choir includes Osage Middle School students from two hand chime classes under the direction of Angela Spencer. They will be performing with a four-octave set of Malmark choir chimes.

Admission is by free will donation.

Information thanks to Melissa Askren, Osage City High School.

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