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Parkers Prairie alum to perform a cappella at Carnegie Hall

Virginia Revering, a 1984 graduate of Parkers Prairie High School, will perform with the a capella group Ad Astra in a concert titled A Cappella Next on Friday, March 21 at 8 p.m. at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Revering is the daughter of Sharon Revering of Alexandria and currently lives in Wichita, Kansas.

Along with Ad Astra, Revering is involved with the Wichita Chamber Chorale, Opera Kansas, the Wichita State University Opera Department, and she has been a featured soloist with the Wichita Symphony, Chamber Music at the Barn and the Wichita Choral Society’s yearly Messiah.

Additionally, she is a soloist and section leader with Plymouth Congregational Church and often performs special celebratory music at churches.

Revering got a degree in music education from Concordia College in 1988 and a master’s degree in vocal performance in 1990. She taught private voice at Wichita State University and Newman University and maintained a private studio in her home.

She now works as a senior tax assistant with Allen, Gibbs and Houlik, LC in Wichita for the last eight years.

A 16-voice professional chamber choir from Wichita, the Ad Astra Singers perform music from diverse historical eras and international styles, in addition to folk music, contemporary/Avant Garde and American popular genres.

The Ad Astra Singers, named after the Kansas state motto, “To the stars,” are dedicated vocalists, each serving the vocal art as teachers, performers or students.

Their mission is to share and educate audiences about vocal chamber music in America.

The conductor is Dr. John Paul Johnson.

For more information on the Carnegie Hall performance, visit www.carnegiehall.-org/Calendar/2014/3/21/0800/PM/A-Cappella-Choral-Groups.