Albert City student to tour with Northwestern College Choir

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Clayton Ehlers, a student at Northwestern College in Orange City, is a member of the college’s A cappella Choir and will perform in the Minnesota communities of Marshall, Rochester, Harmony and Preston March 30 through April 2. This year’s tour includes a concert in the Mayo Clinic’s Domitilla Building for patients of the world-renowned health center and their families. For performance times and details, visit www.nwciowa.edu/choir-tour.

The concert will include devout church music, gospel spirituals and Renaissance selections. The traditional spiritual “Get Away, Jordan” will feature a solo by freshman Anthony Reno, West Des Moines, and “Libiamo Ne’lieti Calici” from Verdi’s opera “La Traviata” will feature soprano and tenor solos by Brenna Ellington and Matthew Shuka, respectively. Ellington is a senior from Phoenix and Shuka is a sophomore from Ames.

The choir will also perform Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria,” “Lullaby” by Daniel Elder, and their traditional closing hymn, “Beautiful Savior.”

Ehlers is a junior and Christian education/youth ministry major at Northwestern College. He sings tenor in the choir. Ehlers is the son of Fred Ehlers of Albert City.

The 37-member A cappella Choir is directed by Professor Jaeeun Kim, instructor in music at Northwestern. The ensemble has performed across the U.S. and abroad, including in Taiwan last spring.

The choir will perform its touring concert in Northwestern’s Christ Chapel on Friday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m.