More than 250 singers, selected by high school choir directors from across the Midwest, will perform at Wartburg’s Meistersinger Honor Choir finale concert Feb. 1.
The Meistersinger Honor Choir, under the direction of Wartburg’s Lee Nelson and Nicki Toliver, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Neumann Auditorium. The Wartburg Choir and Castle Singers, as well as the Linn-Mar Chamber Singers, under the direction of Bob Anderson, also will perform.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth and students with ID. Tickets can be purchased at www.wartburg.edu/fest.
The concert will include several pieces by composer Eriks Esenvalds, the featured guest clinician at the two-day festival. The Latvian composer is internationally known for choral works. Esenvalds will work with Wartburg students following the festival.
The Wartburg Choir will perform Esenvalds’ “My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose,” which was commissioned for the choir. The Castle Singers will sing his setting of “In My Little Picture Frame,” and the Meistersinger Honor Choir will sing two of his pieces, “Northern Lights” and “Only in Sleep.”