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Choirs, orchestra perform in VC today

The Valley Voices Women’s Choir, Valley Children’s Choir and Valley Civic Orchestra will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. today in Vangstad Auditorium on the Valley City State University campus.

 The Valley Youth Choir, directed by Sara Hagen, consists of students in grades 3-9.

“Many of us remember the TV shows and movies that help to make our Christmas holidays so special,” commented Hagen. “I know I was always excited to see ‘Frosty,’ ‘Charlie Brown’ and the Grinch! The VYC is eager to share their versions of these familiar themes with our audience.”

Performers in the Valley Youth Choir are: accompanist, Cyndi Hill; singers Monroe Adams, Abriana Gruettner, Aiyana Gruettner, Heather Fischer, Talia Germann, Joylyssa Kuehne, Noah Kauffman, John Lahlum, Lexi Nix, Emma Olson, Katie Clark, Jonathan Redfearn and Mikayla Wadeson.

Members of the Valley Voices performing are: vocalists: Pat Bayley, Mary Buringard, Katie Clark, Lydia Ertelt, Susan Ertelt, Gigi Goven, Marcia Hegna, Liz Hoskisson, Judy Karch, Janice Clark Klein, Sharon McCarrier, Linda McKenna, Diane Olson, Jackie Owen and Karen Tabor.

Orchestra members include: violin 1, Charlie Kreidelcamp, Mary Kreidelcamp, Hannah Paulson; violin II — Rosalyn Bruhschwein, Whitney Dawes, Hilde van Gijssel; viola, Timothy Bratton; cello, Wesley Dawes; double bass, Richard Clark; flute, Nikki Hanson, Sarah Paulson; oboe, Jennifer Redfearn; clarinet, Gilbert Kuipers; French horn, Tayren Ben-Abraham; trumpet, James Adams; trombone, David Burgess; and percussion, Kathryn Woehl.

The VCSU Community School of the Arts sponsors both choirs and the community orchestra and all members of Valley City.