Arts & Culture

UK Choristers to Transport Audiences to ‘Broadway Through the Decades’

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UK Choristers will present three performances of "A Night on Broadway" Feb. 21-22, at Gatton Student Center.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 17, 2020) The University of Kentucky Choristers’ popular annual performances of “A Night on Broadway” will present beloved showtunes with a new spin that will captivate audiences until the very last song. This year’s highly anticipated campus production will run for two days only, Feb. 21 and 22, in the Gatton Student Center Ballroom.

Follow the UK Choristers on their musical journey through time, with an animated collection of Broadway’s greatest tunes. This year’s theme, “Broadway Through the Decades,” will highlight productions from the early 1920s all the way to Broadway’s current hits. Complimentary appetizers will precede the musical showcase, with dessert to follow.

“A Night on Broadway” will take the spotlight 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, and 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, in the Gatton Student Center Ballroom. Tickets are $10 for students, $15 for staff and faculty and $25 for general admission. Tickets may be purchased online at https://ukytickets.universitytickets.com or by visiting the Student Involvement Box Office.

The oldest performing organization on campus, the UK Choristers represents a wide variety of majors. The 80-voice mixed choir of underclassmen specializes in choral repertoire of all periods and styles, both a cappella and accompanied. In addition to its own concerts, the ensemble performs a major work each year with the UK Symphony Orchestra and has also been featured with the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra in the “Unplugged and Untied” Concert Series. The Choristers perform regularly on and off campus as well as tour frequently throughout the region.

UK Choristers are part of the UK School of Music at the UK College of Fine Arts. The school has garnered a national reputation for high-caliber education in opera, choral and instrumental music performance, as well as music education, music therapy, composition, and theory and music history.

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