The Minot Chamber Chorale presents a spring sampling of music and treats Sunday at 3 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church titled "Chorale Potpourri and Ice Cream Social."
"This is how we wind down the year," said director Robert Demke. "It's the music we don't necessarily get to use the rest of the year in our themed concerts.
"There is a variety of traditional choral pieces, spiritual, folk songs and some fairly serious literature as well as lighter." The opening number is "Prayer," by Rene Clausen with text by Mother Teresa, described as a contemplative piece.
Submitted Photo - - Angela Stockman, left, and Liz Ferris are featured singers in “City Called Heaven.”
"Clausen is a favorite in this area," Demke said. "He's the chorale director at Concordia College in Moorhead, and one of our favorite arrangers."
Angela Stockman, a longtime singer with the group and a new member, Liz Ferris, will be featured soloists in "City Called Heaven."
Demke has also programmed a great folk song, "Listen to the Mockingbird," with another new member, Angela Sweeney, who shows an additional musical talent by accompanying the chorus with a violin solo.
"We have some novelty pieces like 'A la Mode,' a quick musical lesson on different tempos," Demke said. "It's quite a potpourri of music.
"(This concert) is our gift to the community, with a chance for everyone to get to meet the people behind the music and us to meet them," he said. "And of course there's the ice cream with all the fixin's. Of course if simplicity is your thing, you can indulge in that, too."
The event is free and open to the public, with a freewill offering accepted to support chorale activities.
Voices of Note to sing at the Sibyl
STANLEY Minot-based women's chorus Voices of Note will present a spring concert in the Sibyl Center Sunday at 3 p.m. in Stanley.
The performance will feature a mixture of sacred and secular numbers including folk, ballads, jazz, a cappella, show tunes and adaptations from classical composers.
Admission to the event is by freewill offering, with a suggested donation of $5 at the door.
MATS opens auditions for 'The 39 Steps'
The Minot Area Theatrical Society is holding open auditions Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. in the South Meeting Room at the Minot Public Library for the suspense comedy stage adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps."
Roles are open for four adults, calling for male and female roles. Extensive behind-the-scenes assistance is needed as well.
The production is being directed by Alyssa Swiney, MATS executive director. For more information, contact her at 720-7089.