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Seattle vocal choruses join for Wednesday ABT concert
Seattle vocal choruses join for Wednesday ABT concert

About 200 members of the internationally known Seattle Men's Chorus and Seattle Women's Chorus will perform at the Alberta Bair Theater Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

The family-friendly show, "This Land is Our Land," is touring the Northwest, featuring songs of this great country. The event benefits Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) and the Yellowstone AIDS Project. Tickets are $15 and $20 at the ABT box office.

On July 6, Seattle Men's Chorus will perform in Bozeman at Reynolds Recital Hall while the Seattle Women's Chorus will take the stage in Helena at St. Paul's United Methodist Church.

The two choruses comprise Washington state's largest and most influential choral organization. Seattle Men's Chorus is the largest community chorus in America and also the largest gay men's chorus in the world. Seattle Women's Chorus made its world premiere on stage in April 2002 and has quickly grown to more than 200 singers. More than 40,000 people attend the subscription series annually in Seattle.

Since 1994, more than 2.5 million viewers have seen Seattle Men's Chorus in their award-winning television program, "Swellegant Elegance," which continues to air on PBS stations across the nation.

Dennis Coleman has served as artistic director since 1980. The group's choral performances are full-scale productions that combine the region's leading professional talents with nationally known guest artists to create events that expand the possibilities of choral performances and have popular appeal.

National tours have included performances in some of the nation's most prestigious halls, including New York's Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Symphony Hall in Boston.

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