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FD Choral Society to perform

WC residents are part of the ensemble

Fort Dodge Choral Society will present “I’ll be Home for Christmas,” a concert of joyous carols, on Sunday, December 19, at 3 pm at First United Methodist Church, Fort Dodge. The choir, under the direction of Bruce Perry, will be joined by organist Jeanette Hinkeldey and Jive for Five! Brass Quintet.

Webster City residents Mark Andrew, Travis Balt, Stephanie Hill, Alan Yungclas, and Karin Yungclas are members of the choir.

“We all long to be with those we love during the Christmas season. This concert, featuring beautiful settings of some of the most beloved Christmas music, will transport listeners home for the holidays,” said Perry. Highlights include “Silent Night,” “Joy to the World,” “We Three Kings,” “The First Nowell,” and Gustav Holst’s “Christmas Day.”

The combination of brass, organ, and choir is always an exciting celebration. When the brass group is Jive for Five!, there is even greater cause for celebration. The quintet is well-known in Fort Dodge and throughout Iowa. Members are Tim Miller and Dave Swaroff, trumpets; Kathy Yoakam, French horn; Dan Casady, trombone; and Paul Bloomquist, tuba. Their repertoire of more than 300 pieces ranges from Bach to jazz standards. They have partnered with many local groups, including Fort Dodge Choral Society, Fort Dodge Area Symphony, and Karl King Band. All maintain active schedules as teachers and performers.

Fort Dodge Choral Society unites singers from Fort Dodge and surrounding counties to bring wonderful choral music to life. The singers include people from many backgrounds. Educators, medical professionals, clergy and others are united by their love of singing.

Admission to the concert, located at 127 N 10th Street, Fort Dodge, is by season membership or available at the door. Tickets are $10, with all students admitted free.

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