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Dr. Kimberly Dunn Adams, the director of choral activities at Western Michigan University, knew the pandemic would drastically reduce in-person singing. She also knew that her students wanted to be as productive as possible and make a difference. Then she remembered the wedding of some dear friends, in which the couple offered tokens representing donation amounts in place of favors, encouraging their guests to assign their tokens to selected charities. It sparked a months-long project called Choir for Good.

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They auditioned from their bedrooms, basements, and backyards to join the WMU School of Music as choral students this year. Dr. Kimberly Dunn Adams, the director of Choral Activities, says she is moved by their tenacity and talent, saying there are reasons for singing that transcend any moment in history and the challenges they represent.

Three Western Michigan University School of Music choirs - the Collegiate Singers, Cantus Femina, and the University Chorale - will perform Sunday, Feb 24 at 3 pm in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. Graduate assistant conductor Austin McWilliams previewed the works on the program with Cara Lieurance.

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Western Michigan University choirs will fill the upper and lower spaces of a large sanctuary with over 160 singers for its annual presentation of 'A Choral Christmas,' Saturday, Dec 1 at First Presbyterian Church in Kalamazoo. Kimberly Dunn Adams, Director of Choral Activities at WMU, and Greg Jasperse, director of Gold Company, join Cara Lieurance to talk about the special nature of the concert and how all the parts fit together.

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Kimberly Dunn Adams, director of choral studies at Western Michigan University, and fourth-year vocal student Keiwon Lambert share some teasers about this year's 'A Choral Christmas,' a beloved tradition featuring a kaleidescope of student choirs. Held in First Presbyterian Church of Kalamazoo, the two performances, at 4 pm and 7:30 pm, will feature processional singing, vocal jazz, spirituals, and carols new and old.