Big Red Singers exhibition is Aug. 19

Big Red Singers exhibition is Aug. 19

The Big Red Singers perform during the 2016-17 season. The new season opens Aug. 19 with a free, open-to-the-public performance.
Brian Reetz | Music
The Big Red Singers perform during the 2016-17 season. The new season opens Aug. 19 with a free, open-to-the-public performance.

The new lineup of Nebraska’s Big Red Singers debuts at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19 in Kimball Recital Hall.

The performance, which will feature select titles from the Nebraska Show Choir Camp, concludes a week of rehearsals. The concert is free and open to the public.

Directed by Nick McGraw with Peter Eklund as faculty adviser, Nebraska's Big Red Singers is an ensemble featuring some of the university’s finest musicians. The group functions as an ambassador of the choral area, the Glenn Korff School of Music and the university. It is designed to provide the university singer with guidance in performing, performance opportunities, experiences and leadership skills.

One of the ensemble’s main objectives is to build advanced stage presence and professionalism, while continuing to foster healthy singing. Big Red Singers seeks to represent the very best in show choir while providing numerous cross-curricular benefits. While maintaining its show choir roots, Big Red Singers is also active in the world of classical music, performing occasionally as an opera chorus and as the recital choir for student conductors.

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