JC Choir leaving for tour of performancesThe Jamestown College Choir, one of the oldest touring choirs in the Midwest, will perform on its regional tour throughout North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota during spring break.
The Jamestown College Choir, one of the oldest touring choirs in the Midwest, will perform on its regional tour throughout North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota during spring break.
The choir will perform in the following churches on these dates: March 7, Zion Lutheran Church, Aberdeen, S.D.; March 8, First Presbyterian Church, Minot; March 9, Wesley United Methodist Church, Grand Forks; March 10, St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Grand Rapids, Minn.; March 11, Glen Avon Presbyterian Church, Duluth, Minn.; and March 13, Becker Baptist Church, Becker, Minn.
The tour will conclude in Jamestown with a performance at 3 p.m. March 21 at St. James Basilica.
For more than 90 years, the choir has toured throughout the United States and Europe. The choir is preparing for a tour of China in May.
J. Aaron McDermid is director of choral activities at Jamestown College. Before coming to James-town, McDermid was the conductor and artistic director of the Tucson Masterworks Chorale. He has also served as the assistant conductor of the University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club, and director of choral activities at Northfield High School, Northfield, Minn. In 1999, McDermid was named Outstanding Young Choral Conductor by the American Choral Director’s Association of Minnesota.
Choir members are Alexis Barnick, Lara Hermanson, Jon Mangnall, Anthony McIntyre, Jacob Niemeier and Andrew Ronan, all Jamestown; Rhys Harries, Amy Kinnischtzke and Austin Land, all Bismarck; Randy Hunt, Cando; Taylor Christianson, Cavalier; Murika Bauer, Dickinson; Kalen Heller, Gackle; Amanda Hagen, Epping; Zach Thorseth, Fargo; Austin Fitterer, Flasher; Kelsey Heitmann and Caroline Ortman, both Harvey; Kim Weinand, Hazen; Terah Caldwell and W. Logan Caldwell, both Hettinger; Elizabeth Asheim, Kendra Leidholm and Matthew Leidholm, all Hillsboro; Jennifer Nelson, Kenmare; Jessee Boyle, Kensal; Sephra Pfaff, LaMoure; Jon Peterson, Makoti; Amada Hoff, Mandan; Kelsey Rasmuson and Jenna Skeldum, both Minot; Rachel Douts, Powers Lake; Samantha Riehl, Raleigh; Jessica King, St. Thomas; Jennifer Schock, Valley City; Jordan Shive, West Fargo; Scarlett Bourg, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Amy Frederiksen, Ames, Iowa; Haley Ogden, Annandale, Minn.; Brandon Bodien, Becker, Minn.; Jeffrey Prentice, Bloomington, Minn.; Naomi Fagerlund, Crookston, Minn.; Nick Maloney, East Grand Forks, Minn.; Karl Haataja and Luke Wedll, both Fergus Falls, Minn.; Mitch Hansmeier, Foley, Minn.; Caitlin Jensen, Forest Lake, Minn.; Caleb Grossman and Bob Heinzen, both Grand Rapids, Minn.; Peter Grams, Little Falls, Minn.; Jordan Wolfe, Oslo, Minn.; Drew Boraas and David Kusterman, both St. Paul, Minn.; Warren Abrahamson, Malta, Mont.; Grayson Leder, Missoula, Mont.; Calli Adams, Lead, S.D.; Alyssa Page, Milbank, S.D.; Chris Brandt, Renner, S.D.; and Morgan Bossman, Sturgis, S.D.