October 28, 2008
More than 180 students from 10 high schools in Iowa and Nebraska will participate in the second annual “Men and Women in Song” choral festival at Morningside College on Thursday, October 30.
The day-long festival begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. in the lobby of Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Avenue, on the Morningside campus and culminates with a 6:30 p.m. concert in Eppley Auditorium. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will feature performances from the men’s and women’s festival choruses and a combined festival chorus.
The a cappella men’s group No Better Cause from Lincoln, Neb., will perform in concert at 7 p.m. in Eppley Auditorium as part of the choral festival. The award-winning vocal group performs an assortment of original songs and covers of rock, pop, funk, soul, jazz and gospel songs. Admission charge for the No Better Cause concert is $5.
Schools participating in the choral festival include Bancroft-Rosalie High School, Bancroft, Neb.; East Sac County High School, Lake View, Iowa; Laurens-Marathon High School, Laurens, Iowa; Lawton-Bronson High School, Lawton, Iowa; Netherlands Reformed Christian School, Rock Valley, Iowa; Pender Public High School, Pender, Neb.; Red Oak High School, Red Oak, Iowa; Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School, Sergeant Bluff, Iowa; Southeast Polk High School, Pleasant Hill, Iowa; and Woodbury Central High School, Moville, Iowa.
Tim Watson, director of choral activities at Morningside College, and Jill Wilson, women’s choral director at Morningside, are coordinating the festival.