Sioux City, IA – The Morningside Choir has been selected for the 2020 Iowa Choral Showcase on Wednesday, April 29 in Urbandale, Iowa. This is the first time that The Morningside Choir has been selected and The Morningside Choir is the only college choir in the state chosen for the prestigious showcase that includes top choirs from throughout Iowa.

“We’re thrilled that The Morningside Choir will be performing at this year’s Iowa Choral Showcase,” says Heath Weber, Dean of the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Morningside College. “Dr. Person and our student-musicians are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in their craft as individuals and as a team. We are so proud to see their hard work recognized by the Iowa Choral Directors Association and the choir is excited to share their music at the showcase.” 

The Morningside Choir is an auditioned choral ensemble recognized for its excellence in regional, national, and international choral performance. The choir performs a wide array of choral repertoire and is open to all Morningside students regardless of major. The Morningside Choir performs multiple concerts each semester, including the annual production of Christmas at Morningside and a regional tour in the spring. The choir performs internationally every three years, and recent international tours have taken place in Japan, Spain, and Italy. The Morningside Choir will tour Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic in 2021.

The Iowa Choral Showcase is an event hosted by the Iowa Choral Directors Association, an extension of the American Choral Directors Association. Choirs are selected in a blind audition process. The selected ensembles will perform a concert at Urbandale High School at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29. The concert is open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Ryan Person, Director of Choral Activities at Morningside College, at or 712-274-5341.

The Morningside College School of Visual and Performing Arts provides immersive experiences for Morningside students and the Siouxland community to experience the power of music and the fine arts. All Morningside students, regardless of major, have the opportunity to audition and perform in ensembles and productions. Learn more here.