Polyeuphony concert to raise money

Rice Auditorium will open its doors in accordance with Zeta Chi fraternity for its annual philanthropic concert, Polyeuphony, at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Although the event did not get put together in time last year, the philanthropy council for Zeta Chi has been working on this year’s event for over three months. As usual, there will be a musical performance, but instead of the traditional band, the concert will be a piano ensemble.

“The fact that we’re doing a piano concert adds interest and fun, and we have many talented performers playing,” junior Warren Swenson said. “I think it’s going to be a great atmosphere.”

There will be student performances by senior Will Duncan and sophomore Rachel Knight.

In addition, a few faculty members will show off their piano skills, including Associate Professor of Music Trilla Lyerla and Staff Accompanist Nanette Kraus.

As a non-national fraternity without a philanthropy, Zeta Chi uses this yearly concert to fundraise for the charity of its choice.

This year, the men chose to support the local arts through the Lumberyard Arts Center, whose tagline is “home for the arts in the heart of downtown.”

“In a dead economy, arts are the first to go,” Swenson said. “The Lumberyard Arts Center does a lot to further the arts in Baldwin (City).”

The event is free to the public, although Zeta Chi will be asking for donations to help support the local arts.

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