Hampton going on tour with Central Methodist University Chorale
FAYETTE, Mo. — Central Methodist University student Conner Hampton of Dexter will perform with CMU’s elite singing group, the Chorale, as it soon sets out on tour - visiting schools and churches to share its passion for music and performance.
This year’s choir tour runs for just under a week beginning Nov. 15 and wrapping up on Nov. 20.
Hampton, a tenor with the choir, is a CMU freshman and a music major.
The Chorale will visit several Missouri high schools for day concerts. Their stops include Chillicothe, Fayette, Kearney, Lockwood, Ray-Pec, Southern Boone County, Waynesville, and Willard.
The concerts taking place at churches, which are free and open to all, begin with a 7 p.m. performance at Campbell United Methodist Church (UMC) in Springfield on Thursday, Nov. 15. Other performances include Excelsior Springs UMC at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16; Ashland UMC in St. Joseph at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, and 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18; Raymore UMC at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18; and Chillicothe UMC at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19.
This year, CMU’s Chorale was honored with a prestigious invitation to perform at the Missouri Music Educators Association (MMEA) Conference, which will be held at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach. They also were invited to the National American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Convention in Kansas City as one of six choirs in Missouri to sing for the 40th anniversary celebration of the Robert Ray Gospel Mass.