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May 31, 2002

Elderhostel choral music workshop to be at Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Adults who are at least 55 years old can showcase their vocal talent at the Elderhostel Choral Music Workshop Sunday through Saturday, June 16-22, at Purdue University.

During the weeklong workshop participants will sing, rehearse and prepare choral arrangements under the direction of Brian Breed, Purdue Musical Organizations director. Breed, who oversees the Purdue Varsity Glee Club and the PMO Christmas Show, is a protégé of master choral director Fred Waring.

Participants may stay in an air-conditioned on-campus residence hall or commute. The week will conclude with a free community concert in Hillenbrand Hall at 2 p.m. Friday, June 21.

Elderhostel coordinator Mary Gardner says the workshop remains a popular event the participants look forward to each year.

"It really is fun," Gardner says. "I think the fact that more than half of our registrants are repeaters speaks very well for us."

For more information on the workshop or for registration materials, contact Gardner at (765) 494-5760.

CONTACT: Mary Gardner, (765) 494-5760,; David Huhnke, PMO marketing director, (765) 494-3949,

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

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