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Boys choir performs at Rochester church

CORRECTION RAN FRIDAY (8/2/02)

The time for a concert by the Riga Dome Cathedral Boys Choir Aug. 8 was incorrect on Page 2C Thursday. The choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church.

---------------------------------------------------------- The World Symposium on Choral Music will be held in Minnesota Aug. 2-10, with one concert scheduled in Rochester.

The Riga Dom Cathedral Boys Choir, from Latvia and one of 20 choirs from around the world attending the symposium, will present a concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at First Presbyterian Church, Rochester. The choir was founded in 1950, and since Latvia regained independence in 1990, has re-established a historic connection with the medieval cathedral in Riga.

The choir actually consists of boys and men. The program will include works by Latvian composer Ugis Praulins, as well as Latvian folk songs.

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Admission is by a freewill offering.

The concert is one of 40 public performances associated with the symposium. Among major events:

The Boys Choir of Harlem will perform at noon Aug. 4 at Harriet Island in St. Paul.

"I Hear America Singing," featuring the Boys Choir of Harlem and the Minnesota Orchestra, at 8 p.m. Aug. 2-3, Orchestra Hall.

The World Youth Choir, made up of 80 singers from around the world, will sing at 8 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Cathedral of St. Paul.

The closing concert, "Minnesota Sings Farewell," will feature the St. Olaf College Choir, the Dale Warland Singers, Moore by Four and the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at Orchestra Hall.

The symposium is expected to bring 3,000 choral specialists, composers, scholars and singers from around the world to Minnesota. A complete schedule of events, with ticket information, is available at www.worldchoralsymposium6.org.

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