ALHS choirs and orchestra to present first concert of the year

Published 9:51 am Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Albert Lea High School Music Department will present its first concert of the year on Oct. 30. The concert will be held at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea at 6 and 8 p.m. to accommodate the traditionally large crowd. The concert will feature the ALHS Tiger orchestra and the symphony orchestra directed by Rebekah Crissinger and the concert choir, varsity choir and Tiger choir directed by Diane Heaney.

The Tiger orchestra is excited to perform “Downtown Suite,” which will take you to the library, the park and the hustle and bustle of Main Street. They are also going to perform “Baroque Fugue” by Edmund Siennicki.  The symphony orchestra will be performing two movements from the Telemann double viola “Concerto in G Major.” They are also going to play “Four Royal Dances” by Eric Ewanzen, which will transport you back to the medieval era with knights, lords, ladies and court jesters.

All three choirs will perform with both secular and sacred works. This year’s Tiger choir includes more than 140 eighth- and ninth-graders and will sing folk songs from Israel, South Africa and the United States. Varsity choir will also share folk songs from the Shakers and the Revolutionary War period. Among the pieces the concert choir will sing is “Prayer of the Children” and “Dirait-on.” They will join with the chamber orchestra to perform “Regina Coeli” by Mozart. The finale piece will be “Your Heart Goes With Me” with all the choirs singing.

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Tickets for the concert are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Tickets are available at the door. There will also be a $35 family music concert pass sold at the door that will admit a family to all regular orchestra, band and choir concerts for the whole year.