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Contact: Caleb Kesler, 928-567-5276 x 222
The Sedona Academy of Chamber Singers will deliver a performance of patriotic and inspirational songs Thursday, August 18, 10 a.m., at Montezuma Castle National Monument. This special event initiates a week of activities and observances in commemoration of the 2016 National Park Service Centennial.
The Chamber Singers will also be keynote performers at the August 20th commemorative "Parks in the Pines" event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.at the City Hall parking lot in Flagstaff, AZ. The fee-free festival will highlight the national parks, monuments, historic sites and heritage of Arizona with information booths, activities and entertainment for the whole family. The local choir will perform at 10:30 a.m.
The Sedona Academy of Chamber Singers, under the direction of Northern Arizona University professor Dr. Ryan Holder, was created in 2010 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Church of the Red Rocks in Sedona, and 25th anniversary of Rev. Dr. George Ault. This collaboration gives voice and choral students from around the Southwest an opportunity to experience singing in a semi-professional choir.
The choir has served as vocal back-up for multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban, and in recent years has performed for the Arizona State Music Educators convention and the Arizona Choral Directors Association Conference.
The National Park Service celebrates its 100th Anniversary in 2016. Over 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 408 national parks and monuments and create close-to-home recreational and cultural opportunities. Montezuma Castle is located off Interstate 17, exit 289, at 2800 N. Montezuma Castle Highway. The trail is a 1/3 mile flat, paved loop that is accessible to wheelchairs, strollers and walkers. Regular fees apply but there is no charge for children age 15 and under, and all Federal recreation passes are accepted. For additional information, call the Montezuma Castle Visitor Center at 928-567-3322, extension 0, or find us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.