Purdue Northwest seeks singers for new choir

HAMMOND, Ind. — Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is seeking singers from the community to join the new University Choir by coming to an open rehearsal on the Hammond Campus from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 2 in YJean Chambers Hall on the third floor of the Student Union & Library, 2233 173rd Street.

Jenne Carey, continuing lecturer in music at PNW, said that creating this new choir will allow the community to come together and embrace the love of music.

“This idea came with the hope to build an interest in music among the community and to build up the music activities at Purdue Northwest,” said Carey. “Music brings communities together and has a strong impact.”

Purdue Northwest students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to audition for the Vocal Company, a separate and smaller group at the university, after the open rehearsal for the University Choir.

Rehearsals for the University Choir will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and the Vocal Company will rehearse from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Both choirs will perform a holiday concert on Monday, Dec. 9.

Anyone who is interested in participating or has questions should email Carey at carey48@pnw.edu.

Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a student-centered university that values academic excellence, supports growth and celebrates diversity. Located in Northwest Indiana, near Chicago, PNW fosters a vibrant academic community through high quality and engaging undergraduate and graduate education. For more information about PNW, visit www.pnw.edu.