Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

March 27, 2014

Fourth concert features Albia Community Choir


The Daily Iowegian

---- — The fourth concert in the 2013-2014 series of the Centerville Concert Association will feature the Albia Community Choir under the direction of Paul Peterson.

The choir has performed at Simon Estes Auditorium in the past and due to requests from concert goers in southern Iowa and northern Missouri, the Concert Association Board has scheduled the 2014 choir for a Sunday show on April 6 at 2:30 p.m. in Simon Estes Auditorium.

The Albia group has expanded their membership and includes singers from all the counties surrounding Albia. The choral program in Centerville will be a repeat of a concert presented in Albia at the Albia Community Theater on Saturday, April 5 at 1:30 p.m.

The Albia Community Choir has about 50 members this year from Albia, Centerville, Corydon, Bloomfield, Oskaloosa and Coralville areas.

The group rehearses two and half hours every Monday starting in January and includes music educators and other talented musicians from many walks of life. All of the performing members sing for the joy of the aesthetic reward of musical performance. The director Paul Peterson, is a retired music educator from the Albia schools and has conducted many vocal festivals and shows across the state of Iowa.

This year’s performance will feature a wide variety of choral music, a cappella and accompanied. The selections include spiritual arrangements by Moses Hogan, folk music, classics, show tunes and patriotic tunes. The women’s and men’s choir will also perform selections including “Stormy Weather” and a tribute to the Everly Brothers. The program includes soloists and accompaniments which include piano, strings, guitars and percussion.

Admission is by season membership and/or a free-will donation at the door. The concert is open to the public and all the donated monies will be used to fund vocal music scholarships. Take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy a choral performance by area musicians on Saturday or Sunday, April 5 or April 6.