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MT. PLEASANT — Iowa Wesleyan University will not only host the annual Hollydaze concert Dec. 10, but also invites singers of all ages to participate as choir members for the event.
The Hollydaze concert is a long-lived tradition featuring chorus, orchestra, and audience participation with the Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra.
Music for the event consists of contemporary and classical holiday varieties.
Both children and adults may participate with the chorus as they perform three songs with just the adult choir and three with a mix of adults and children.
Selected music for the adult only choir includes “Hallelujah from Christ on the Mt. of Olives,” by Beethoven, “Do you hear What I Hear?” arranged by Harry Simeone and “A Christmas Festival,” by Leroy Anderson.
The mixed choir will perform “Glow” by Eric Whitacre, “Home Alone,” by John Williams, and “Sing Noel, Sing Hallelujah,” arranged by Keith Christopher.
The day of the concert, singers will rehearse at 10 a.m. in IW Old Main 300, enjoy a musicians’ potluck at noon, rehearse at 1 p.m. with the orchestra, and perform the concert with the SEISO at 3 p.m.
Interested adults may contact Bob McConnell at email@example.com or Jeffery Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information and to obtain music.
Those wanting to include children should contact Children’s Choir Director Christine Bergan at email@example.com