April 18 on Nine’s Living St. Louis

The St. Louis Symphony IN UNISON Chorus Performs in a Special Hour-Long Broadcast


St. Louis, MOApril 7, 2011—In a special installment of the Nine Network’s weekly seriesLiving St. Louis, the St. Louis Symphony’s IN UNISON Chorus performs in a Black History Month concert conducted by Kevin McBeth and featuring cellist Patrice Jackson. This hour-long Living St. Louis special will air on Nine on Monday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. and be rebroadcast Saturday, April 23 at 3:30 p.m.


The Living St. Louis special, recorded February 18, will include the complete performance of several of the pieces sung during the concert including Liberty Fanfare by John Williams, “The Entertainer” by Scott Joplin, Karl Jenkins’ Benedictus with cellist and former St. Louisan Patrice Jackson, “Freedom’s Plow” by Rollo Dilworth and “We Shall Overcome” arranged by Roy Wingwald.


“The chorus’ repertoire encompasses many styles, from spirituals to jazz, gospel and classical, so we will showcase that diversity,” says Living St. Louis producer Patrick Murphy. In addition to performances, the program will feature an interview with conductor McBeth.


This Living St. Louis special is the fourth in a series of six that are showcasing the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra this year. Episodes of Living St. Louis are streamed online after broadcast at www.ninenet.org.


Every week the Nine Network brings to St. Louis audiences a broad range of arts programs spanning a diversity of cultures, interests and tastes. Living St. Louis is part of Nine’s ongoing coverage of the arts in St. Louis. This episode of Living St. Louis and performing arts programming on the Nine Network are sponsored by PNC Bank.


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