East Hill Singers present semiannual concerts

The East Hill Singers men’s chorus will perform their spring concerts, “Spring Awakenings” on Sunday, April 27th, at Atonement Lutheran Church (9948 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66212) and Sunday, May 4th, at Christ Church Anglican (5500 W. 91st St, Overland Park, KS 66207). This concert will feature a guest conductor, Ward Holmquist, who also serves as the Artist Director of the Lyric Opera of Kansas City.

Concerts are at 4 p.m., with an art exhibit and sale opening one hour prior. These events are free and open to the public; a free-will offering will be taken.

The East Hill Singers is comprised of inmates from the minimum security unit of Lansing Correctional Facility in Lansing, KS, as well as volunteer singers from the community. The chorus is led by music director Kirk Carson and sponsored by local nonprofit, Arts in Prison. The choir is one of the only prison ensembles in the nation to sing outside prison walls and is the subject of the new documentary, Conducting Hope, which was greeted with warm reception at the Kansas International Film Festival this past October and has been aired nationally on PBS.

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If you would like more information, or to schedule an interview with music director Kirk Carson or executive director Leigh Lynch, please contact Arts in Prison at (913) 403-0229 or leighl@artsinprison.org.

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