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NICL Conference Choral Festival to be held Jan. 27

January 22, 2003

Linda Sharp, assistant professor of teaching and head of the music department, Price Laboratory School, (319) 273-6236
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Four schools from the North Iowa Cedar League Conference (NICL) will participate in the annual NICL Conference Choral Festival at Northern University High School in Cedar Falls on Monday, Jan. 27. Approximately 350 students and their directors will participate in the festival clinic with guest conductor Michael Reese, from Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School, throughout the afternoon.

The day's events will conclude with a 7 p.m. festival concert in the Nielsen Fieldhouse. In addition to the combined festival chorus, each conference school will perform two selections.

Schools participating in the event are Ackley-Geneva/Wellsburg-Steamboat Rock High School and director Michelle Anthoney; Denver High School and director Mary Stevens; Northern University High School and director Linda Sharp; and Wapsie Valley High School and director Roy Stubbs.

Accompanist for the event is Mabel Rempe. The Northern University High School Chamber Orchestra will also accompany the festival choir.

The concert is open to the public and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $3. Tickets are available at the door. For more information call (319) 273-6236.