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AUBURN -- The Auburn University School of Fine Arts will present its annual Winter Choral Concert at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 7 at Lakeview Baptist Church in Auburn.

The AU Concert Choir, Men's Chorus and Women's Chorus will participate in the performance, which will directed by Thomas Smith, director of choral activities at Auburn.

The community is invited to attend the free concert.

The women's chorus will begin the concert with "How Excellent is Thy Name," by Eugene Butler. The group will also perform several other pieces, including "A Psalm of Life," by James Mulholland and David Brunner's "O Music," a 20th-century piece with piano and cello.

Assistant conductor Veronica Sichivista, a graduate student in music education, will accompany the chorus as pianist.

Following the women's chorus, the men's chorus will begin its performance with "Medieval Gloria," by Vijay Singh. David Lewis, a senior in music education, is the soloist. The group will continue with performances of Stephen Foster's "Hard Times Come Again No More" and Mozart's "Magic Flute," among other arrangements.

The Concert Choir will conclude the concert with several pieces, including Anton Bruckner's arrangement of "Ave Maria" and "Ride On, King Jesus," by Larry L. Flemming. The final performance of the concert will be the traditional "America the Beautiful," which well include any former members of the AU Concert Choir who are in the audience.

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CONTACT: Smith 334/844-4164.