Joplin, MO – The MSSU Chamber Singers have been invited to perform a pre-concert before a performance by vocal ensemble Nordic Voices at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Central Christian Center, Fifth Street and Virginia Ave.

Nordic Voices was formed in 1996 and features six graduates of the Norwegian Academy of Music and the Norwegian Academy of Opera. Their concerts are a unique blend of sophisticated music and stylish performance, often with a dash of humor.

“We were fortunate to have Pro Musica ask us to perform with Chanticleer in 2016,” said Dr. David Sharlow, director of choral activities at Missouri Southern. “We had such a good response doing the pre-concert that we were invited to do one for Nordic Voices. They’re a fine ensemble.”

The Missouri Southern Chamber Singers is a select, mixed-ensemble singers comprised of mostly music majors and minors, although talented non-music majors have been invited to sing based upon their level of skill and ability. The focus of the group is to explore a variety of music spanning all historical periods, choral genres, and cultural perspectives, with an emphasis on unaccompanied literature.
The concert is free and open to the public, though donations are appreciated.

Other activities planned for the week of Feb. 13 include Spirit Week activities hosted by the Black Student Union and screenings of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

Monday, Feb. 13

Jersey Day: Wear your favorite sporting gear (Spirit Week).

Tuesday, Feb. 14

Wear Red and Pink: The BSU will offer a balloon release at 12:30 p.m. on the Oval (Spirit Week).

Speed caricature artist: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Lion’s Den. Artist Beejay Hawn can draw up to 200 people during an interactive performance. Free for students.

Wednesday, Feb. 15

Artist Talk: 2 to 3 p.m., Room 106 of Webster Hall. Quincy Owens and Luke Crawley will talk about their exhibit at Spiva Art Gallery, “Everything is Sacred, Nothing is Sacred and other Modern Allegories.” A reception will follow from 3 to 5 p.m. in Spiva Art Gallery.

“Achieve More – Be the Boss of Your Day”: 3 p.m., Plaster Hall. The session will explore tracking systems, a productivity matrix and tips for keep on top of tasks. Free. For more information, call the Small Business & Technology Development Center at 417-625-3128.

Poetry Slam: 5 p.m., Lion’s Den. Students are invited to recite poetry during the event; prizes will be offered (Spirit Week).

Women’s Basketball vs. Missouri Western: 5:30 p.m., Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

Men’s Basketball vs. Missouri Western: 7:30 p.m., Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

Thursday, Feb. 16

“Analyzing and Managing Cash Flow”: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Plaster Hall. The second in a series of three training sessions, participants will learn how to turn financial statements into useful management tools. Cost is $59. For more information, call the SBTDC at 417-625-3128.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”: 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. in Billingsly Student Center’s Phelps Theatre. Free and open to the campus community.

Throwback Thursday: 5 to 7 p.m., Student Life Center. A live DJ will be on hand to offer dance favorites (Spirit Week).

Friday, Feb. 17

Talent Show: 6 p.m., Webster Hall’s Corley Auditorium. More than 15 different acts are scheduled to perform during event, which will be held at 6 p.m. in Webster Hall’s Corley Auditorium (Spirit Week).

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”: 6:30 p.m., Phelps Theatre.

Saturday, Feb. 18

Women’s Basketball vs. Northwest Missouri: 1 p.m., Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

Men’s Basketball vs. Northwest Missouri: 3 p.m., Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.