HARROGATE, Tenn. — The Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Music Program will host its annual Choral Workshop for area high school students on Friday. This year, the University of Kentucky’s award-winning a cappella group, the AcoUstiKats, will also mentor LMU’s guests and perform in concert for the community at 7:30 p.m. in the Sam and Sue Mars Performing Arts Center in the Duke Hall of Citizenship. The LMU choirs and area high school students will perform with the AcoUstiKats during the concert.
The AcoUstiKats, founded in 1993 by Dr. Jefferson Johnson as a subsection of the University of Kentucky Men’s Chorus, are the premier all-male a cappella ensemble in the state of Kentucky. They have been featured in NBC’s “The Sing-Off.”
The AcoUstiKats are currently preparing for the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) Semifinal competition after taking second place at the ICCA Quarterfinals in St. Louis, Missouri. The group has performed in countless venues across the United States, from the shores of Hawaii to the Azalea Festival in Wilmington, North Carolina.
The concert is free and open to the public.