Choir Participants Sought for SB 150 Celebration


Organizers are seeking participants for a Community Choir that will perform for South Bend’s 150th anniversary on May 22.

Dr. Marvin Curtis, dean of the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts at Indiana University South Bend will direct the choir. Curtis, who is also the director of the Symphonic Choir of South Bend, wrote a choral work for President Bill Clinton’s inauguration in 1993.

That work, known as The City on the Hill, will be reworked as The City on the River for the May 22 performance.

The organizers are seeking established choirs and musical groups. Participants must commit to attend three rehearsals and the event on May 22. The dates and times are noted below:

  • Monday, May 11 from 7:00-8:30 pm at Indiana University South Bend
  • Sunday, May 17 from 2:00-4:00 pm at Indiana University South Bend
  • Friday, May 22 from 5:00-6:30 pm; performance at 9:00 pm

The deadline to sign up is Monday, April 13.

If you are interested in registering, RSVP to Candice Butler, former Fine Arts Curriculum Facilitator for the South Bend Community School Corporation, at [email protected]. The registration deadline is April 13.

As we have previously reported, South Bend’s 150th anniversary celebration weekend will include 10 different entertainment zones ranging from concerts and food to an outdoor adventure park and the Gus Macker Basketball Tournament.

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1 Comment

  • Miranda Houston-Gadson-Washington H. S. Gospel Choir Director says:

    The WHS Gospel Choir would like to participate.