Heartland Honor Choir to perform

Friday, October 11, 2019

Eight area high school choirs are joining forces to create music together at the Heartland Honor Choir which is hosted by Iowa Lakes Community College. Singers from Algona, Alta-Aurelia, Estherville Lincoln Central, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire, Spirit Lake, Okoboji, Pocahontas and South O’Brien will all be part of the mass choir of over 160 singers.

The honor choir takes place on Thursday, Oct. 24, and it will be capped off with a concert at 6 p.m. at the Estherville campus gymnasium of Iowa Lakes Community College. Tickets for the concert are $5 for adults, and students can attend for free. The Iowa Lakes chamber choir and men’s ensemble will also be featured at the concert.

The honor choir is being conducted by Dr. Ryan Person, director of choral activities at Morningside College in Sioux City. Person directs the Morningside Choir, Singing Men of Morningside and Master Chorale. In addition to choral ensemble leadership, he teaches courses in choral conducting and choral methods.

“This is our sixth year for the Heartland Honor Choir, and it has been a great event to bring talented high school singers together,” Iowa Lakes choir director Brett Fuelberth said. “The singers work together all day to create an amazing choral sound and grow as musicians.”