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Local choirs join NDSCS for Spring Choral Festival

Posted on 2/27/2013

NDSCS Choir Festival
NDSCS Concert Choir will perform with Wahpeton and Breckenridge high school choirs

The North Dakota State College of Science Choral Festival will be held on Monday, March 4, 2013 in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center in Wahpeton at 7:30 p.m.

In addition to the NDSCS Concert Choir, directed by Michael Rockne, both the Wahpeton High School Choir, directed by Dean Aamodt, and the Breckenridge High School Concert Choir, directed by Joyce Manning, are set to perform.

The final portion of the festival will feature all three choirs under the direction of guest conductor Dr. Josh Bronfman. The combined choirs will be performing a total of four pieces including "Noel," arranged by Brad Holmes, "Earth Song," by Frank Tichelli, "Seal Lullaby," by Eric Whitacre, and "City Called Heaven," by Josephine Poelinitz.

Dr. Josh Bronfman serves as the Director of Choral Activities at the University of North Dakota (UND) where he directs the UND Concert Choir and Varsity Bards. He received his Ph.D. in Choral Music Education and Choral Conducting from Florida State University, his Master's degree from Oregon State University and his Bachelor's degree from Florida State University. Bronfman is an active clinician in the region, directing honor choir festivals at the middle, high school and collegiate levels. His published articles and presentations on choral music and choral music education have reached state, regional and national audiences.

The concert is free and open to the public. Free-will donations will be accepted following the performance in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center lobby.


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