The Ames Choral Society presents “Gloria”, a holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 3:00 pm at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 209 Colorado, Ames. This family-oriented concert features the major choral work, “Gloria”, by A. Vivaldi, with a chamber orchestra of Ames musicians, and vocal soloists from within the chorus. The audience will join in singing favorite carols throughout the program. Other selections sung by the chorus will be Good King Wenceslas, Christmas Time is Here, O Magnum Mysterium, and The World For Christmas.
This concert marks the start of Music Director, Steve Hoifeldt’s, 35th season with the Choral Society.
The audience is invited to a festive reception following the concert to recognize Mr. Hoifeldt’s achievements.
Tickets for the concert are $12 in advance or $15 at the door; children under 12 are free. They are available at Rieman Music, 327 Main St, Ames; from Choral Society members; and at the door.
The Ames Choral Society rehearses on Monday evenings at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church and is currently composed of 60 singers, who represent a wide range of ages and occupations. New members will be welcome to join in January 2017. Whether the singers are in high school, college, or employed in the community, they are all drawn to the enjoyment of community singing and the challenge of perfecting quality choral music.
The remainder of the 2016-2017 season includes Cabaret 2017-Life’s a Beach in February, a Messiah Sing-along in April, a Spring Concert on April 30, 2017, and a Summer Chorus starting in May with a June concert.
The Ames Choral Society appreciates the funding it receives from the City of Ames Commission on the Arts (COTA), but it is reliant on membership dues and donations from the community for its operating costs. It is a member of the Ames Council on the Arts (ACAC). It has received grants from the Ames Golden K Kiwanis and the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau to purchase songbooks used at community sing-alongs.