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Octarium Sings in One Voice

Artistic Director and General Manager Krista Blackwood
photo: Mark Hutchinson
Artistic Director and General Manager Krista Blackwood

This week, the eight-voice a cappella choir, Octarium, presents a program called "Should Have Been Choral" including everything from Renaissance music to ABBA. Artistic director and founder Krista Blackwood is the former choir director at St. Andrew's. Blackwood told KCUR's Laura Spencer that when 8 of her soloists sang together in 2001, it planted the seed for the group.

By Laura Spencer


Kansas City, MO – Octarium presents "Should Have Been Choral" June 5, 2008 KCYA Auditorium 5601 Wyandotte St. Kansas City, Missouri 7:30 p.m. June 6, 2008 Lawrence Arts Center 940 New Hampshire Lawrence, Kansas 7:30 p.m. A special thanks to KPR's Rachel Hunter for providing the use of a studio recording.

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