Thursday October 5, 2006

Sixty Women Take the Stage

MUSE, the women's choir from Cincinnati, will perform at the University of Dayton.

A choir of 60 women will soon take the stage in Dayton.

MUSE, the women's choir from Cincinnati, will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Immaculate Conception Chapel on UD's campus as part of the University of Dayton's 2006-2007 Arts Series.

Tickets cost $14 for the public; $8 for UD faculty, staff and alumni; and $5 for students. They are available through the UD box office at 937-229-2545.

MUSE, started in 1984 by Catherine Roma, performs a variety of music, including gospel, folk, jazz and blues. The choir describes itself as "dedicated to musical excellence and social change." MUSE encourages diversity, community and the empowerment of women.

MUSE began with about 20 women, but continued to grow throughout the years. It made its debut on International Women's Day in 1984.

The group has produced three recordings, the latest released in 2005 entitled "Growing Into Our Roots." MUSE performs in approximately 30 venues each season.

For media interviews, contact Eileen Carr at 937-229-2787 or via email at carreile@notes.udayton.edu.