Friday, August 26, 2005

Iowa State Singers

Haleigh called and said she made it! She is now an Iowa State Singer! Maybe now she'll be busy enough that she won't call so much. .... :(


Iowa State Singers
The Iowa State Singers is Iowa State's most select choral ensemble and is made up of the University's finest singing musicians. Music of all styles is performed with an emphasis on the great a cappella works. Performances include the Fall and Spring Concerts, the Christmas Holiday Concert, and the Masterworks Concert where selected choir members get opportunities to sing as solo artists with orchestra. The Singers also annually stage a full-scale Madrigal Dinner, complete with the costumes and pageantry of Merrie Olde England. In addition, the ensemble tours each year. Concerts have been given throughout North America as well as in England, Poland, Russia, Australia, Scandinavia, and the Baltic States.
Organized in 1948, Iowa State Singers is the select concert choir of Iowa State University. The choir is well known for performing the finest choral literature from the past five centuries. It has built a national reputation through its artistry and its extensive touring. The Iowa State Singers have performed throughout Iowa, across the United States, to include New York's Carnegie Hall, and in Western Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Poland. In 1998 the Choir celebrated its fiftieth anniversary with a two-week tour in Australia, and in May 2003 toured to Scandinavia and the Baltics. In addition, the Iowa State Singers performed at the 2004 North Central ACDA Convention in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and have been invited to sing at the 2005 ACDA National Convention in Los Angeles, California.
The choir has also been recognized for its performances with world-renowned conductors and symphony orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, the London Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Cleveland Orchestra. In April 1995, Singers had the distinct honor to sing for the President and Vice President of the United States. In addition the ensemble has collaborated with the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, performing Mahler's Ressurection Symphony and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.

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Heth said...

YAY Haleigh! We are so excited for her. But we miss her terribly.... WAHHHH!