Fifth annual Coe College Men’s Honor Choir Festival set for Nov. 2

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
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2009-10-28 08:09:35 - General

The fifth annual Coe College Men's Honor Choir Festival will be held on Monday, Nov. 2, culminating with a concert at 7 p.m. in Sinclair Auditorium. Featuring the Men's Honor Choir, Coe College Concert Choir, and Coe Crimson & Gold, with special guest the Cedar Rapids Concert Chorale, the concert is free and open to the public.

More than 150 young men representing 20 high schools across Iowa will be participating in the daylong event, filled with rehearsals, sectionals and presentations. The festival and concert will be directed by Coe Music Professor Marc Falk, who also directs the Coe Concert Choir and Coe Crimson & Gold. Coe Music Professor Richard Hoffman and alumni Andy Doll and Daniel Dyrland, who are music teachers, will be assisting Falk as sectional leaders. Teachers in Music Tara Warfield and Marita Wolgast, as well as alumna Jenna Whitaker Steinkamp, will serve as accompanists.

The schools represented at this year's concert include: Bondurant-Farrar, Central Lee, Clinton, Clarksville, Cono Christian, Davis County, Don Bosco, Dubuque Senior, Fort Madison, Leroy-Ostrander, Moravia, Oelwein, Osage, Southland, Springville, Stephen Hempstead, Van Buren, Wapello, Waterloo West, and Wilton.

The event is sponsored by Friends of Music at Coe. For more information about the concert, call 399-8521.