Oct. 26, 2005
More than 100 male singers from high schools in Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska will converge on the Morningside College campus for the seventh annual all-day Men in Song choral festival, slated for Thursday, Nov. 3, in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Avenue. The festival will conclude with a concert by the high school singers and Morningside's Eclectix vocal jazz ensemble at 6:30 p.m. and a 7 p.m. concert by the a cappella group Four Shadow. Both concerts will be held at Eppley Auditorium and the public is invited to attend.
The first concert is free of charge. General admission for the Four Shadow concert is $7 for students and $10 for adults. Morningside College students, faculty, and staff are admitted free of charge with college identification. The Men in Song festival is sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS).
Tim Watson, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities at Morningside, will conduct the festival and free concert.
The high school singers who will participate in the Men in Song festival are from the Battle Creek-Ida Grove, Charter Oak-Ute, Lawton-Bronson, Rock Valley Netherlands Reformed Christian, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, West Des Moines Valley Southwoods, and Woodbury Central school districts in Iowa, Glencoe-Silver Lake Public Schools in Glencoe, Minn., and Lyons-Decatur Northeast Schools in Lyons, Neb.
Four Shadow, based in Minneapolis, Minn., performs more than 150 shows a year in over 40 states for audiences of all ages and musical tastes. In addition to original songs, they perform selections by artists such as the Beach Boys, Paul Simon, and the Dave Matthews Band. The group has shared the stage with Huey Lewis, the Persuasions, Rascal Flatts, and Lonestar, and has performed live on NBC's "Today" show.
For more information, or to purchase tickets for the concerts, contact the Morningside College Music Department at (712) 274-5210.