Ames Children’s Choirs to perform in Orange City

Award-winning Ames Children's Choirs to perform in Orange City The new Unity Christian Knight Center in Orange City is the place, and Saturday, Oct. 26 at 4:00pm, the time. Ames Children's Choirs will perform. The 60-minute program will conclude with a mass choir piece featuring 120 voices: the Ames choirs plus choirs from three local schools. The show is the first of the Orange City Arts Council's "Beyond Onstage" series.

Award-winning Ames Children’s Choirs to perform in Orange City
The new Unity Christian Knight Center in Orange City is the place, and Saturday, Oct. 26 at 4:00pm, the time. Ames Children’s Choirs will perform. The 60-minute program will conclude with a mass choir piece featuring 120 voices: the Ames choirs plus choirs from three local schools. The show is the first of the Orange City Arts Council’s “Beyond Onstage” series.

ORANGE CITY – Ames Children’s Choirs will perform in Orange City at the new Unity Christian Knight Center, on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 4:00pm.
The performance is sponsored by the Orange City Arts Council, the first show of its “Beyond Onstage” series.
The program will also feature students from three local schools joining the Ames choirs for a dramatic 120-voice number.
The two Ames choirs will be presenting Three Night Songs by Diane Mahoney – teacher, director, vocalist, accompanist and composer in Burlington, IA.
The Iowa Choral Directors Association (ICDA) and Iowa Composers Forum annually sponsor a contest for composers, and Mahoney submitted several songs which she composed, plus poems by her daughters and a third poem – all describing different aspects of the night. As the winner, Mahoney was commissioned to write Three Night Songs. The piece was premiered by Ames Children’s Choirs at the 2013 convention of the ICDA in Mason City.
Ames Children’s Choirs were founded in 1995 for both boys and girls in central Iowa. Through the years, the Ames choirs have performed for the world premier of John Rutter’s Mass of the Children at Carnegie Hall, with the composer as conductor. In 2010, they were an invited choir participating in a bicentennial celebration in Lysøen, Norway. They have performed with the Des Moines Symphony, in the Czech Republic and in Vancouver, BC.
Two of the three choirs will be featured Oct. 26 – forty children ages 10-15. Directors are Misty Renze and Jade Fox.Concert_Dec_2012_(10_of_42)_3
The concert will also feature fourth and fifth graders from three local schools: West Sioux Elementary in Hawarden, directed by Jill Orban; and MOC-Floyd Valley Elementary Schools in Orange City and Hospers, directed by Sharon Foughty and Carol Hallberg, respectively. Part of the concert will feature MOC-FV students of Orange City presenting Risseldy Rosseldy arr. Jay Broeker, and MOC-FV students of Hospers performing Peace Rounds arr. Carol Hallberg.
The conclusion of the 60-minute concert will feature children from the three local schools joining in a mass choir piece with Ames Children’s Choirs: A Jubilant Song by Mary Lynn Lightfoot.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students. Children ages 5 and under are free. Tickets are available at Dove Christian Bookstore, Orange City Arts Council and at the door. Season passes are also available from Orange City Arts Council, for $45 and $30.
For more information, contact ocArts@orangecityiowa.com or 707-4885. Concert_Dec_2012_(30_of_42)_3