TROY - The critically acclaimed Nairobi Chamber Chorus will perform in Troy University's John M. Long School of Music Band Room on Oct. 15.
Their concert, which begins at 9:30 a.m. and is free and open to the public, features music from a variety of African traditions as well as music by American composers such as Eric Whitacre and Z. Randall Stroope, said Dr. James Brown, and assistant professor of choral music who is coordinating the concert.
Founded in 2005, the Nairobi Chamber Chorus' mission is to enable young Kenyans to participate in a high quality musical forum from which to build careers and expand knowledge of the arts. Since its inception more than 70 young people have sung with the Chorus and are now leading musicians in Kenya and beyond. Members are drawn from universities and institutions in Nairobi, and donate their time and resources to meet and make music. The group has performed for Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, Queen Elizabeth II, and President Barack Obama during his state visit to Kenya.
The Chorus' U.S. tour is sponsored by the Festival Singers of Florida, an annually auditioned group of singers from throughout Florida and the southeastern United States. Additional sponsors include The American Choral Directors Association – Southern Division, Troy University, Florida State University, the University of Florida, the University of Mississippi and several churches and individuals.