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Award-Winning African Choir Performs in West Chester

The Voices of Namibia choir will be performing at the West Chester court house steps and the Historical Society on Sunday.

Voices of Namibia, an award-winning choir, will perform on July 15 with the Pennsylvania Academy of Performing Arts’ Ariana Women’s Choir and Orpheus Men’s Choir.

The performance will begin on the steps of the West Chester court house at 6:45 p.m., weather permitting, and will move into the Chester County Historical Society at 7 p.m.

The Voices of Namibia choir has been warming up their pipes throughout the nation in preparation for the 2012 World Choir Games. The Voices of Namibia performs a variety of world music, such as traditional African pieces as well as classical and contemporary western music. The choir sings in a variety of language groups ranging from Afrikaans, Damara/Nama, English, German, Oshiwambo, Otjiherero and several other languages.

The Pennsylvania Academy of Performing Arts (PAPA), a Chester County based non-profit organization that aims to expose the community to the performing arts.

The concert is free, but donations are welcomed.

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