Posted on December 3, 2012 · Posted in Featured Press, Recent News

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On Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 6:30 pm, more than 6 dozen youthful singers will fill the Temple for Performing Arts, 1011 Locust Street. Members of the Iowa Youth Chorus’ Concert Choir, Chorale and Chamber Singers will perform a candle light holiday concert filled with joyful seasonal music.

The Grand Hall will resound with a wide variety of secular and religious music befitting the intimacy of the Hall. “Last year the mood was so serene and soothing, the audience didn’t even applaud between numbers. They didn’t want to spoil the atmosphere,” said Tilda Brown Swanson, president of the Chorus’ Board of Directors. “We hope to repeat that serenity again this year.”

For the concert finale, the combined choirs will sing 2 traditional favorites, “The First Noel” and “O Holy Night.”

The choirs are led by Iowa Youth Chorus Artistic/Executive Director Kristen Stanton and assistant conductor, Jim Shutt.

Tickets will be available at the door for this concert. Adult tickets are $10.00, children 3-18 at $5.00.

This concert is the end cap of an 8-day tour to Italy in June, 2012. The thirty five combined Chamber Singers/Chorale choir performed for the noon mass at St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican and for another mass at St. Francis Basilica, Assisi. They also presented full concerts at St. Eustachio, Rome, Chiesa dello Spirito Santo, Prato, and San Giovanni Elemosinario, Venice.

The nonprofit Iowa Youth Chorus was founded in 1981 to encourage and foster a life long love of music in children. Through classes for all ages, from early childhood through high school, the Chorus inspires personal development, celebrates diversity and fosters international goodwill. As the premier youth choral organization of central Iowa, young singers come from every suburb and surrounding communities including Ankeny, Des Moines, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Newton and Pella.
What began as Sunday afternoon rehearsals in a downtown auditorium has touched the lives of thousands of children, youth and adults – not just in Central Iowa but around the world.

Media Contact:
Karen Ridings
Volunteer, Iowa Youth Chorus
[email protected]