Friday, November 12, 2010

Winona Area Youth Singers winter concert is Nov. 22

WINONA, Minn. — The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts will present the Winona Area Youth Singers’ (WAYS) winter concert, “Art,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at the Valéncia Arts Center Recital Hall, 1164 West 10th St.

The concert will feature texts of famous writers, including Robert Louis Stevenson and Emily Dickinson, as well as the melodies of Handel, Tchaikovsky, and other famous composers.

Reserved tickets are not necessary. Admission is $10 at the door for adults (cash and checks only please). Admission is free for children and students ages 2-21.

The choir will also perform in a special collaboration with the Conservatory’s dance division in the Dance Repertory Company’s production of The Nutcracker, Dec. 2-5, at Saint Mary’s University’s Page Theatre.

WAYS members are students in grades four through eight from Winona and the surrounding areas. WAYS is dedicated to providing quality, artistic and educational vocal music experiences for all young people, regardless of their financial circumstances. WAYS is tuition-free to all students for the 2010-11 academic year.

This activity is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008. This activity is also made possible in part by a grant from the Young Singer’s Foundation.

For more information about WAYS or MCA’s other performing arts programming, visit, e-mail or call (507) 453-5500. The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is an affiliate program of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.