Local choirs join NDSCS for Spring Choral Festival


NDSCS Concert Choir will perform with Wahpeton and Breckenridge high school choirs

The North Dakota State College of Science Choral Festival will be held on Monday, February 23, 2015 at the Bremer Bank Theatre in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center on the NDSCS campus in Wahpeton at 7:30 p.m.

In addition to the NDSCS Concert Choir, directed by Michael Rockne, both the Wahpeton High School Choir, directed by Dean Aamodt, and the Breckenridge High School Concert Choir, directed by Joyce Manning, are set to perform.

The final portion of the festival will feature all three choirs under the direction of guest conductor Dr. Michael Culloton. The combined choirs will be performing a total of four pieces including “Glory to God,” edited/arranged by Patrick M. Liebergen, “Muié Rendêra,” by C. A. Pinto Fonseca, “Legacy,” by Z. Randall Stroope, and “Come Travel with Me,” by Scott Farthing.

Dr. Michael Culloton serves as an Assistant Professor of Music at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., where he conducts the Concordia Chapel Choir, Männerchor and Cantabile, teaches choral literature to vocal music education students and advises the student chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. He received his Ph.D. in Musical Arts from North Dakota State University, his Master’s degree from the University of Arizona and his Bachelor’s degree from Concordia College. In 2006, Culloton was recognized as the Minnesota ACDA Young Conductor of the Year and also received the ACDA/VocalEssence Creative Programming Award for his work with Choral Arts Ensemble. He has served as a guest conductor, clinician and lecturer throughout the region and currently serves as the Artistic Director and conductor of the Fargo-Moorhead Chamber Chorale.

The concert is free and open to the public. Free-will donations will be accepted following the performance in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center lobby.

Department: Performing Arts

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