Paul Laurence Dunbar Chorale to Perform at Kettering College

Chorale from Wright State will perform twice on Nov. 6

Kettering, OH - 10/29/2009

Kettering, Ohio (Oct. 29) – Wright State University’s Paul Laurence Dunbar Chorale will perform twice on Friday, Nov. 6, on the campus of Kettering College of Medical Arts. The chorale will sing at Kettering College’s chapel service on Nov. 6 at 9:30 a.m., then it will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. that evening. The concert is free and open to the public. Both performances will be held at Kettering Seventh-day Adventist Church, located at 3939 Stonebridge Rd. in Kettering.

Directed by associate professor of music Brenda Ellis, the Wright State Paul Laurence Dunbar Chorale is dedicated to the study and performance of African-American choral music. The ensemble performs a variety of music, including that of African culture, spirituals, traditional and contemporary gospel, specialized works by African-American composers, and inspiring contemporary secular music.  

The Paul Laurence Dunbar Chorale is offered as a course through the Department of Music at Wright State. Membership is open to all Wright State students, faculty and staff of all racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Named in honor of the African-American writer, poet and historic figure hailing from Dayton, the Paul Laurence Dunbar Chorale provides the opportunity for students to express their musical talents and to develop knowledge of African-American music and culture.

For more information about the free concert, contact Kettering Adventist Church at (937) 298-2167.

About Kettering College of Medical Arts

Kettering College of Medical Arts is a fully accredited, coeducational college that specializes in health science education.  A division of Kettering Medical Center, the College is located on the KMC campus in a suburb of Dayton, Ohio, and is chartered by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  Kettering College offers certificate programs, Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees, and a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree.

An institution of Christian higher education, Kettering College graduates health care professionals of high character who, in the tradition of the Master Healer, give whole-person care to their patients and generous service to their communities.  Eighty percent of Kettering College graduates live and work in Ohio, with the majority settling in the Dayton area.

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