Dala Camerata chamber music group begins

Dala Camerata Chamber Music GroupDala Camerata, a new chamber music camp, was instituted this summer on the Bethany College campus from June 3 to 7.

Henry Littich, string teacher from USD 400, and Ann Samuelson, music instructor for strings at Bethany College, formed three string quartets from the students of the Smoky Valley Junior and Senior High. They met two hours each day and performed for the residents of Bethany Home.

One of the goals of the camp is to instill a love of playing chamber music. These groups will stay together for the coming year, preparing for music festivals as well as playing for various community functions. In the years to come, enrollment will be open to all students who would like to participate, not only from USD 400, but also from surrounding school districts. The Lindsborg Arts Council was a sponsor this year by paying for the campers’ bright blue T-shirts.

Look for this year’s participants at Midsummer’s Festival downtown and the Fourth of July concert in the park.

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