Feb. 19, 2019—Two choral groups invited to perform at the American Choral Directors Association annual national conference will sing in St. Joseph.

The Nairobi Chamber Chorus will perform at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 at First Presbyterian Church, 301 N. 7th Street. The performance is free and open to the public, but a free-will donation is encouraged. Founded in October 2005 by Ken Wakia, the mission of Nairobi Chamber Chorus is to enable young Kenyans to participate in a high-quality musical forum from which they can build their careers or expand their realm of knowledge and interest in the arts. Since its inception, more than 70 young people have participated and many are now leading musicians in Kenya, performing and teaching music across the country and beyond.

At 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, the Urbandale High School (Iowa) Singers will share a concert stage with the Missouri Western State University Chamber Singers at Wyatt Park Christian Church, 2623 Mitchell Avenue. The concert is free and open to the public. Urbandale Singers is the premier UHS choral ensemble of students in grades 10-12 who exhibit developed musical skill, are young people of high integrity, and are committed to excellence in choral music.

NCC and the Urbandale Singers are in the area to perform at the 2019 ACDA 60th Anniversary Jubilee National Conference, one of the highest honors a choral ensemble can receive. The conference will be held in Kansas City, Missouri Feb. 27-March 2.

Missouri Western State University is a comprehensive regional university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and professional degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service, and state-of-the-art technology. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit www.missouriwestern.edu.