SUU choirs present "Breaking Boundaries" concertSouthern Utah University’s music department will present a choral concert called “Breaking Boundaries” at the Heritage Center Theater Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

“This season we are breaking the boundaries of the traditional choral paradigm by infusing our concert with non-Western singing traditions like implementing a bright, strident tone quality and harmonic overtone singing,” said Dr. Krystal McCoy, director of choral activities at SUU. “We will sing music representing African and Indian cultures along with favorite Western choral standards.”

The performing choirs comprise music majors as well as non-music majors.

“One misconception about choral pieces is that they all sound similar,” said Brian McDonald, a political science student from Salt Lake City. “What I really enjoy about our set for this concert is that there is a wide variety of sounds. Our choir hits all of the strong points; we’ve got our classic choral pieces, contemporary songs, as well as music from all over the world. It really is a representation of culture in the broad spectrum. Our central theme is also Breaking Boundaries, which has been an important theme throughout history and still is today. As a political science major, I constantly ponder what it means to break boundaries in our political landscape. These pieces certainly apply to many different walks of life. In many ways, that is what makes our concert beautiful.”

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. SUU faculty, staff, and students enjoy free admission with a valid ID card. Faculty and staff are allowed one guest each. Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the show or online at More information about SUU’s music department is available at

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