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RIVERSIDE (May 24, 2013)—Performance groups from California Baptist University's Collinsworth School of Music recently completed their spring tours, while small groups Hope and Light will begin eight-week summer tours May 31.

The CBU University Choir and Orchestra (UCO) conducted by Dr. Judd Bonner, dean of the Collinsworth School of Music, performed concerts at churches in Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri. The 150-member group of vocalists and instrumentalists completed a schedule that included more than 150 performances during the academic year. Watch the UCO perform by clicking here.

The Women's Choir, directed by Mrs. Dawn Gilmore, toured California, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Utah and Arizona. The choir performed at camps, churches and retirement communities. Gilmore serves on CBU's faculty as an assistant professor of music. Click here to watch the choir perform.

The Male Chorale, led by Dr. Glenn Pickett, traveled in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Idaho to perform concerts in schools and churches. Picket is an assistant professor of music at CBU. A chorale performance is available to view by clicking here.

New Song, led by Mr. Jamie Killion, performed in schools and churches throughout California. Killion also serves on CBU's faculty as an assistant professor of music. Click here to watch the women's group perform.

Hope and Light, small groups of seven to nine vocalists, will perform in schools, churches and camps across the U.S. and in Japan. Both groups will kick off their tours at a concert on CBU's campus on May 31 at 1:30 p.m. Beginning June 2, Light will perform concerts in 14 states, including Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, Tennessee and Mississippi. Meanwhile, Hope will begin and end their tour in California. They will also travel to Yokohama, Japan, to perform in various schools and churches.

The Collinsworth School of Music contributed more than 640,000 service learning hours in 2012-2013 through more than 400 concerts and vocal performances by about 400 students in communities all over the globe.