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University singers host concert for Japan relief

The University of Lethbridge Singers will host an evening of music, dance and readings Saturday, April 30 dedicated to the survivors and victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
“Music to Heal the Heart and Soul” at 7:30 p.m. at Southminster United Church will feature performances by the university’s 32-voice mixed choir conducted by Dr. Janet Youngdahl.
The concert will also feature performances by the modern dancers led by Claire Ling, and university piano professor Dr. Deanna Oye.
The concert is sponsored by the Nikkei Cultural Society of Lethbridge and Area.
The diverse musical program brings the southern Alberta community together to reflect on the gravity of the disaster and the challenges Japan faces in the coming years.
“The sudden and severe impact of such a disaster moves us all,” Youngdahl said. “The community needs an opportunity to gather, share their thoughts and prayers, and join together with the power of music and dance.”
Admission to the concert is free.
The Salvation Army will be on hand to accept donations for Japan relief from those who wish to make a contribution.