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St. Louis, MO:

The St. Louis African Chorus’ African Choral Odyssey Series® is a mosaic of vibrant choral music from diverse regions of Africa, and has been designed to educate the public about the diversity of African choral music. This season and the next showcases artists and groups from Benin Republic, Botswana, Congo, Kenya, and Nigeria. Upcoming concerts and ticket information are updated on our Calendar Page.

New Orleans, LA:

Next stop for the African Chorus Project is New Orleans! Tekrema Cultural Center, located on 2600 Tulane Avenue will host the African Chorus programs. Plans are also underway to expand the program to the larger Crescent City community. The New Orleans group joins New York as independent subsidiaries of the mother group in St. Louis. They will all collaborate to perpetuate the mission of the African Chorus Project. The joint effort will include artists exchange and the co-presenting of African groups. Other groups have now sprung up in London, England and Würzburg, Germany.

Washington, D.C:

The USA pipe organ radio show Pipe Dreams played selections from the Spiritual Fantasy album in February. You can listen to it online at Pipedreams”http://www.pipedreams.org/listings/shows02_02.htm>Pipedreams.  This was another momentous occasion for organist Lucius Weathersby, and flutist Wendy Hymes on the CD. Recorded at the 1864 Willis Organ at St. Michael & All Angels Church, Great Torrington, Devon, England, the CD (Albany CD-4409) is available in stores and at www.albanyrecords.com

Toronto, Canada:
On November 17, 2002 the St. Louis African Chorus featured prominently in an OntarioTV short documentary on the Toronto International Choral Festival of May 31 - June 22, 2002. The Chorus participation was one of the highlights of the festival, and showcased one concert and several workshops on music from Benin Republic, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Namibia, and South Africa. The touring troupe comprised of thirty members of the African Chorus, drawn from St. Louis and New York.

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