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NJ Concert Organized by Jason Asbury '95 Previewed in Star-Ledger

March 4, 2011

91310March 4, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — "Three hundred voices from all walks of life will join in song on Sunday at the Newark Museum for an event that Voices of Harmony choral director Jason A. Asbury and New Jersey historian and Rutgers University professor Dr. Clement Price expect to highlight and celebrate the diversity that can be found in the state," reports today's Star-Ledger of Newark, New Jersey. Asbury, a 1995 graduate of DePauw University, organized the program, "Sing Out: The Essex County Choral Festival," which "will feature eight choirs in widely varied repertoire, with Asbury leading the singers and Price adding narration about the history of the county."

"Because it's one of the most culturally and socioeconomically diverse counties in the country but also one of the most segregated, we wanted to use music as a vehicle to bridge these communities," Asbury tells the newspaper.

Ronni Reich writes, "While planning the event over the course of the past year, Asbury chose the Newark Museum as the venue because it 91311would not be affiliated too closely with any particular group. 'We chose it for its symbolism as a place where people can find common ground, as opposed to having the concert in a church or a synagogue,' he says."

You'll find the full article -- "Voices, united: Choral festival will celebrate diversity" -- at the Star-Ledger's website.

Learn more about Jason Asbury in this previous story.

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