Prestigious shows

Vocalists at UNT are traveling east for some prestigious performances. The UNT Jazz Singers, the College of Music’s premier vocal jazz ensemble, headed to Washington, D.C., in November to make its Kennedy Center debut and to perform with the Grammy-winning group The Manhattan Transfer.

Under the direction of Jennifer Barnes, the Jazz Singers performed on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage Nov. 19 and the next day joined The Manhattan Transfer and Howard University’s Afro Blue in the Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall with famed jazz vocalist Jon Hendricks.

This spring, UNT opera students have been invited to perform in New York at the annual gala concert for the Center for Contemporary Opera — the leading proponent of new opera in the U.S. The gala is scheduled for March 15 at the National Arts Club in New York City.

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