Harlem-based performance group coming to USU

Harlem based performing company Songs of Solomon Inspirational Ensemble will perform a concert Thursday, July 29, in the Performance Hall on the Utah State University campus. Concert time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available through the Caine College of the Arts Box Office in the Chase Fine Arts Center, Room 139-B, on the USU campus. Tickets can also be purchased online at boxoffice.usu.edu, or over the phone, 435-797-8022. The Songs of Solomon Ensemble is an award-winning choral group and preparatory program with members ranging from 13 to 21 years of age. The ensemble tours nationally and internationally and boasts a repertoire of inspirational anthems and gospel that has opened doors to perform with artists such as Elton John, Gladys Knight and Kelly Clarkson. The Songs of Solomon ensemble, formed by veteran conductor Chantel Renee Wright in 2001, began with the vision of a haven for youth of diverse spiritual, artistic and social experiences in an environment free of prejudice and judgment, and a place where musical excellence could be fostered. True to its cause Songs of Solomon, as a preparatory program, has helped countless young people in underserved communities change their fortunes. The group boasts a 90 percent college attendance rate of alumnae, finding many former ensemble members in the nation’s best universities and music conservatories. The performance is offered in conjunction with the Caine College of the Arts at USU. For more information on the Caine College of the Arts productions, visit the website. (arts.usu.edu)

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