Alexandria Concert Choir to perform at Choral Arts Finale
The Alexandria Jefferson High School Concert Choir was one of six choirs from around the state selected to perform in the ninth annual Choral Arts Finale on Sunday, April 6.
The choir auditioned by sending a recording in early January. The choir is under the direction of Steve Deitz.
Selection for this prestigious event includes all travel expenses provided, a $500 award, a commemorative plaque, an opportunity to work with nationally renowned choral conductor Dr. Geoffrey Boers of the University of Washington, and an opportunity for Alexandria students to perform in the newly renovated Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis.
The Finale concert will be on April 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Orchestra Hall and will featured a massed choir of 407 singers.
Other choirs participating include Arioso RAACHE Choirs from Rochester, the Armstrong High School Concert Choir of Plymouth, the Cardinal Choir of Willmar High School, the Minnehaha Academy Singers of Minneapolis, and the K Valley Select Chorale of Apple Valley High School.
ABOUT GEOFFREY BOERS
Geoffrey Boers is one of the U.S.’s foremost choral conductors and pedagogues. He is the director of choral activities at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Under his direction, the graduate choral program has created a mission to nurture the whole student as conductor-teacher-servant-leader-scholar. This vision has led the program to become one of the most vibrant and innovative in the country, attracting students from around the world.
Boers also sings professionally and is the conductor of the Tacoma Symphony Chorus, where he conducts both the choir and symphony players in a four-concert season.