Feted for winning back-to-back national choral titles, Dec. 3rd Fall Concert and January's Russia concert

mayor battleHUNTSVILLE, AL – On Thursday, December 1, Huntsville's Mayor Tommy Battle and its City Council will honor Oakwood University's Aeolians Choir – and, in return, be treated to an a cappella "Human Surround Sound™" mini-concert! – to start its December 1, 2011, City Council meeting, it was announced today.

According to Blake Hudson, the City of Huntsville's Videographer and Communication Support Technician, the Aeolians celebration and mini-concert will be broadcast on cable television's Comcast Channel 16 and Knology Channel 42, within the city limits; it also be streamed online, by visiting http://www.hsvcity.com.

In November, for example, the Aeolians:

1. Repeated as the National iSing Challenge college champions, recognized for the second straight year as the top choir of this country's 105 historically black colleges and universities;

2. Received unprecedented standing ovations for each of its selections, at the day-long adjudication of Alabama's major college and university choirs, during their performances before the American Choral Director's Association meeting in Birmingham; and

3. The University announced that the Aeolians will represent all the citizens of Huntsville, when they perform at the Second International Moscow Christmas Festival of Sacred Music in Russia, January 19-23, 2012.

In the past decade, these college choristers have performed here in Huntsville with such diverse legends as country music's Lee Greenwood, gospel music's Richard Smallwood and classical music's Miss Kathleen Battle, the latter of whom performed with the Aeolians and the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra in 2000.

The Aeolians Fall Concert will take place this Saturday evening, December 3, 4:30 p.m., at the Oakwood University Seventh-day Adventist Church, 5500 Adventist Boulevard, on the University's campus; this free concert will be followed by an Aeolians Autograph Party, there at the Church.

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