The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center will host a performance by the University of Liberia Alumni Chorus on Saturday, September 24 at 7:30 PM at The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 North Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026.
Tickets are $30 for orchestra seats, $20 for adult general admission and $11 for students. Tickets may be purchased online at any time at www.udpac.org or Monday through Friday from 1:00 to 4:30 pm at the Box Office or at the door one hour before the concert. For more information call 610-622-1189. The theater is handicapped accessible and offers free parking.
The University of Liberia Alumni Chorus was organized by former members of the University of Liberia Chorus. The group comprises students who sang under the direction of Mrs. Agnes Nebo von Ballmoos during the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s in Liberia. The subsequent 15 year civil war devastated the university and the country. The choir’s mission is to support and rebuild the University of Liberia. Members of the chorus travel from throughout the east coast to rehearse and perform with the ensemble.
The Chorus is under the direction of James Milton Weeks, Jr. of Raleigh, North Carolina. A former singer and accompanist for the Chorus under Agnes Nebo von Ballmoos, Mr. Weeks is a Physics professor at Durham Technical Community College.
The concert will feature Classical and Baroque choral works, spirituals by Moses Hogan, songs from Man of La Mancha and toe-tapping arrangements of traditional African Folk songs.
A vital part of the mission of the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is to encourage the international language of the arts. Executive Director Harry Dietzler commented, “We are honored to present such an esteemed and talented ensemble on our stage. Music unites and enriches all cultures. We invite you to enjoy a wide variety of choral pieces and the energy and warmth of this amazing chorus.”
The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is jointly sponsored by Upper Darby School District Board of School Directors and Mayor and Council of Upper Darby Township through the Department of Recreation.