The West Louisville Performing Arts Academy, (WLPAA) will celebrate their 25th Anniversary with a concert and dinner on Saturday, December 19th at the Galt House in the Grand Ballroom at 6:00 pm. .
They will be celebrating in grand style with performances by The West Louisville Boys Choir and the West Louisville Girls Choir, (WLBC/WLGC) and a special performance by Jerry Tolson and his Big Band. Just before the holidays come out and celebrate with youth who are doing positive things in our community. They are achieving at a high level both in and out of the classroom and that’s something to celebrate.
This year’s McDaniel Bluitt Hope Award recipient will be Mr. Larry McDonald, President of the Lincoln Foundation. McDonald works tirelessly in the community and at the Lincoln Foundation making sure area youth are academically successful in high school and post-secondary education. McDonald prepares youth to be future leaders not only in Louisville but cities across the U.S.
West Louisville Boys Choir began in November 1990. The choir is directed by McDaniel Bluitt, a retired vocal music teacher with twenty eight (28) years of experience. He received his B. M. ED. from the University Of Louisville School Of Music and a Masters in Counseling from Western Kentucky University. The Boys Choir has performed throughout the commonwealth, for mayors, governors other national dignitaries. The Boys Choir’s first European Tour established international prominence in Paris, France and London, England. They received a superior rating during their first international music competition in the Bahamas. They were also awarded first place in the Music Festival at Sea.
The West Louisville Girls Choir made its debut in November 2002. The choir is directed by Mrs. Mamie Bluitt who received her B.M.ED. from the University of Louisville School of Music. The Girls Choir is also a performing choir. Some of its more notable performances are: Governor Patton’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration in Frankfort, Kentucky, ECHO, Women for Women Conference and at Cincinnati’s National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Their first Southwestern Tour to Texas was held in 2010.
Adult tickets are $100.00 and students tickets (ages 12 & under) are $50.00. Sponsorships are still available. For additional information about WLPAA 25th Anniversary Concert & Dinner go to http://www.westlouisvilleperformingarts.org.
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