Ball State University Singers celebrate 55 year anniversary

<p>The Ball State University Singers performed in the 53rd Annual Spectacular in John R. Emens Auditorium on April 7, 2017. <strong>Alicia M. Barnachea, DN</strong></p>

The Ball State University Singers performed in the 53rd Annual Spectacular in John R. Emens Auditorium on April 7, 2017. Alicia M. Barnachea, DN

In 1964, the elevation of the Civil Rights Movement and debut release of the Beatles’ second album weren’t the only events that changed lives. 

With nothing more than a goal and an eager ensemble, the Ball State University Singers became the newest addition to campus. 

Then-led by Don Neuen, the University Singers performed locally. After their First Spectacular event in 1966, the choir raised $7,000 for the School of Music and made their big break.

Not long after, more events became a part of the Singers’ agenda. Tours across Iceland, Greenland, Labrador and Newfoundland followed closely behind the University Singers becoming official ambassadors for Indiana’s Goodwill. 

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Contact Tierra Harris with any comments at tmharris@bsu.edu

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