North Iowa Choral Society presents its Annual Winter Concert, “The Season of…Joy,” on Sunday, December 15, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. in the North Iowa Area Community Auditorium. The audition-only SATB choral ensemble is under the direction of Linda Ferjak and accompanied by Jackie Burk.
The ensemble, which is sponsored by North Iowa Area Community College, has been vocalizing and sharing beautiful music with North Iowa audiences since Fall 1994 when the ensemble was formed under the direction of Robert Davis. The ensemble performs sacred and secular music from various genres (classics, spirituals, musical theater, jazz, swing, blues, etc.) and has performed at Iowa Choral Directors Conventions, the Choral Symposium, KCMR Live Christmas, Waldorf Performing Arts Series, NIACC’s Candlelight Christmas and Holiday Pops, and in NIACC’s Performing Arts Series with Shirley Jones in 2002.
A few of the featured musical selections include “Veni Veni Emmanuel” by Michael John Trotta, “Winter’s Waking” by Amy Bernon, “The Beautiful Sing” by Eric William Barnum, “Christmas Night” and “I Will Light Candles” by Kim Andre Arneson, “Dream as an Innocent Child” by Brian Pappal, “Night of Silence” by Dan Kantor/arr. John Ferguson, “Eit Barn er fodt i Betlehem” by Orjan Matre (sung in Norwegian), and a fun jazz selection, “As Lately We Watched” by Kirby Shaw. The ensemble will also feature several soloists from within the group and flutist, Natalie Formanek.
Director Linda Ferjak is a graduate of Wartburg College (BME) and the University of Northern Iowa (MM). She is a lifetime resident of Iowa and is recently retired as the Director of Vocal Music for grades 7-12 at Bishop-Garrigan in Algona, Iowa.
North Iowa Choral Society rehearses on Sunday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m. from September through April in the NIACC Vocal Music Room. NIACC offers credit hours for membership in the Choral Society for college students and continuing education credit for area vocal teachers who require continuing education accredited hours. If interested in membership, please reach out to Choral Society President, Julie Phillips, at 641-529-6039. You may also visit the ensemble on NIACC’s website at https://www.niacc.edu/the-arts/vocal-music/nics/.
Tickets are $5 and may be purchased from any Choral Society member or at the door the afternoon of the performance.
If you enjoyed hearing us perform at KCMR Live recently, we’d love to have you join us for this holiday celebration!
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