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Special High School Choral Festival slated for Oct. 26 and 27

Fort Wayne, Ind.­ Long a driving force for choral music education in northeastern Indiana, the Heartland Chamber Chorale is expanding its educational outreach efforts with a first-ever Young Singer Choral Festival for high school students October 26 and 27. Choir members from several High schools in the region are being invited through choir directors, to participate in this event which offers students the opportunity to rehearse, learn and perform alongside the professional singers of Heartland.

Learning and rehearsing sessions will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26 culminating with a magnificent open-to-the-public performance at 4 pm on Sunday, Oct. 27. All activities and the concert will be held at Fort Wayne¹s North Side High School, 475 E. State Blvd.

General Admission tickets for the Young Singer Choral Festival concert are on sale now for just $5. Reserve your seats now by phone at 260-436-8080 or visit Heartland¹s website,

Choirs from Carroll, DeKalb, Homestead, Huntington North, New Haven, North Side and Snider high schools are among those participating. When the voices of Heartland are added to the high school choirs, more than 300 voices will perform the October 27 concert.

The Heartland Young Singer Choral Festival is being funded in part through the generosity of the Howard P. Arnold, Olive B. Cole, Auer, Lincoln Financial and Flora Dale Krouse foundations.

Download Heartland¹s new mobile app. today through the App Store or Google Play and share Heartland music and events. You also can learn more about Heartland and upcoming Heartland performances at .

Now presenting outstanding vocal music performances in its 17th season, the Heartland Chamber Chorale is Northeastern Indiana¹s only professional vocal ensemble. Heartland Sings is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) performing arts organization-in-residence on the campus of the University of Saint Francis. The talented group performs high-quality choral music to enrich audiences in Fort Wayne, Northeast Indiana, and beyond, and serves as a professional resource to the community for the art of vocal music. Founded by Artistic Director Robert Nance, Heartland performs throughout the year and engages promising young vocalists through its educational outreach initiatives Side-by-Side in Song and Everybody Sing!