Schola Cantorum - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville AR
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N 36° 04.089 W 094° 10.447
15S E 394268 N 3992145
Quick Description: One of several historical plaques scattered throughout the University campus. This marker is located at the entrance of the George and Boyce Billingsley Music Building.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 5/18/2014 7:12:18 PM
Waymark Code: WMKQTZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member arkansas stickerdude
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Marker Text:

Founded in 1957 by Professor of Music Richard Brothers, this 32-voice mixed choir of University of Arkansas students quickly gained worldwide critical acclaim. In 1962, Schola Cantorum [Latin for 'School of Singers'] became the first American choir to win the coveted first prize — the Guido d'Arezzo Award — at the prestigious International Polyphonic Competition in Arezzo, Italy. In honor of its achievement, Schola Cantorum soon after appeared on NBC-TV's "Today Show" and performed for U.S. President John F. Kennedy in the White House Rose Garden. In 1964, the choir was invited to the Vatican in Rome to sing for Pope Paul VI.
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