On Friday morning, June 26, at 10:00 a.m., the Alaska Children’s Choir will perform as part of their Lincoln Bicentennial Tour at President Lincoln’s Cottage. The brief a capella performance (lasting approximately 20-30 minutes) will take place in the outdoor amphitheater adjacent to the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center. No reservations or tickets are required to view the performance.
The Alaska Children’s Choir, founded in 1979, is dedicated to excellence in music education and choral singing, offering 5th-12th grade Southcentral Alaskan children the opportunity to train and perform at some of the highest artistic standards locally, nationally, and internationally. Each summer, a component of the full choir, the “Touring Choir,” travels on a concert tour. The group has performed world-wide in such places as Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. This year’s Lincoln Bicentennial Tour, entitled “Voices of Hope and Peace” will be presented in Washington, D.C. and several venues in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland.
All are invited to come to the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center to enjoy this complimentary concert.
DATE: Friday, June 26, 2009
LOCATION: Amphitheater behind the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center building. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoors to the Group Program Room on the garden level of the Visitor Education Center. The Visitor Center is a beautifully and sustainably restored 1905 Beaux Arts style building that was LEED Gold certified in April 2009.
TRANSPORTATION & PARKING: The H8 bus stops directly outside the gated entrance to the grounds. Ample free parking is available in our visitor parking lot. A bike rack is available behind the Visitor Center.