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Millsaps Chamber Singers to perform Jan. 26

Callie Rush of Prentiss, a student at Millsaps College, is a member of the highly selective touring choir known as the Millsaps Chamber Singers. The group will perform on Sunday, January 26 at 4:00 p.m. at Prentiss United Methodist Church.

Callie Rush of Prentiss, a student at Millsaps College, is a member of the highly selective touring choir known as the Millsaps Chamber Singers. The group will perform on Sunday, January 26 at 4:00 p.m. at Prentiss United Methodist Church.

The accomplished choral music singers of Millsaps College will entertain locally on Sunday, January 26 at Prentiss United Methodist Church.

A love offering will be taken at the conclusion of the program.

The public is encouraged to attend the concert, which will feature choral classics and contemporary new works.

Chamber Singers was formed in 1993 to provide the college with a touring choir of reasonable size. The primary mission of the ensemble was to take choral presentations of high quality to United Methodist congregations in Mississippi. The highly selective membership of Chamber Singers is drawn from the Millsaps Singers, the College’s large choral ensemble. Sixteen to twenty-four singers are selected annually to comprise Chamber Singers, and each receives a scholarship for service.

Callie Rush, (seated fourth from left) will perform with the Millsaps Chamber Singers Jan. 26 at 4:00 p.m. at Prentiss Methodist Church

Callie Rush, (seated fourth from left) will perform with the Millsaps Chamber Singers Jan. 26 at 4:00 p.m. at Prentiss Methodist Church

In addition to concerts for United Methodist congregations in Mississippi, the choir takes annual national or international tours. Destination cities have included Chicago, Washington D.C., San Antonio, Orlando, and New York City. Chamber Singers have also traveled to sing in St. Louis, Cincinnati, Louisville, Nashville, and Chattanooga. Past concert itineraries have featured international tours to Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Spain and Portugal, England, and most recently Greece.

The repertoire for Chamber Singers centers on important sacred literature – both a cappella and accompanied, and includes American folk hymns and spirituals as well as classical selections. Much of the literature is drawn from music accessible to many church choirs.