Archive for Monday, October 17, 2005

Gift underwrites chamber choir tour

October 17, 2005


Kansas University alumnus Robert Daugherty has given $25,000 to support a Kansas tour for the KU Chamber Choir, set for Tuesday through Oct. 20.

Forty students from the choir will perform in Wichita, Pratt, Meade and Dodge City.

The gift to the KU Endowment Association provides money for transportation, food and hotel accommodations and other needs.

For information on the KU Chamber Choir Kansas tour, call the Department of Music and Dance at 864-3436.


Kookamooka 12 years, 8 months ago

With that kind of money, why don't they go to Europe! The communities will benefit from the concerts but will the kids? That is a huge donation! It could have offset some of the expenses of a larger, more musically meaningful educational adventure for the young people.

greyhawk 12 years, 8 months ago

Because, that kind of money would run out somewhere around Cleveland....if they're lucky, sleep on the tour bus, and eat cold cereal for every meal. I'm fervently in favor of foreign travel as a means of education (even if the IRS frowns on it) but this just wasn't enough money to do that. Taking 40 students to Europe for a brief tour would cost c. $70,000. Also, performers must learn to perform in communities of every size with a wide variety of backgrounds. Arriving in a small Kansas town such as Meade (been there) and putting on an excellent concert in the local HS auditorium, gymnasium, or VFW hall, is some of the best training that young musicians can receive.
Thanks to Robert Daugherty for his generosity and to the KU Music & Dance Dept. for their hard work in educating young musicians while providing a service to Kansas communities.

bearded_gnome 12 years, 8 months ago

much better for students and Kansas communities than the east oread mountain fountain.
thanks for supporting!

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