Michael Tamte-Horan of St. Cloud State University will work with choirs at Brainerd High School and direct the Bards, Concert Chorale and A Cappella Choir in the annual Guest Conductor Concert at 7:30 p.m. March 1 at Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd.
Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for students.
The concert will open with the Elementary Honors Choir directed by Mike Smith, Brainerd High School vocal director.
Featured soloists include John Nelson, Maggie Boland, Leilani Wayt and Jilly Jenkins. Accompanists will be Fran Johnson and Cathy Taylor.
Tamte-Horan is in his fifth year as director of choral activities at St. Cloud State University. He conducts the Concert Choir, Mixed Chamber Choir and Women's Chamber Choir and teaches undergraduate and graduate choral conducting and literature courses.
Rehearsals are open to the public. A Cappella Choir will rehearse from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 29 in the BHS choir room. On March 1 at Tornstrom Auditorium, The Bards will rehearse from 8:20 to 10:25 a.m., the Chorale from 10:40 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and the A Cappella Choir from 1:15 to 3:10 p.m.
Selections the Elementary Honors Choir will perform at the concert include "You Shall have a Song" by Harriet Ziegenhals, "Hitori" by Mary Donnelly and George Strid, "Old King Cole" arranged by Thomas Dunhill and "The Tailor of Gloucester," arranged by Cyndee Giebler. The finale will combine the honors choir members and the high school choirs singing "Battle Hymn of the Republic," arranged by Roy Ringwald. Accompanist is Cathy Taylor.
Elementary Honors Choir participants are:
Jordan Allen, Leah Allen, Jillian Anderson, Lilly Anderson, Dakota Austad, Christina Bachel, Leah Bahr, Rita Balsimo, Jordynn Beckman, Alesha Belisle, Kari Bird, Kayla Blair, Brittney Boeder, Paige Boileau, Emilee Branyum, Brianna Brown, Natalie Brown, Mitchell Bzdok, Claire Campbell, Kaylee Carl, Coryn Deem, Hannah Delaney.
Jayda Frazer, Briana Gangelhoff, Randi Georges, Greta Gilbertson, Samantha Gonnion, Minday Greenwaldt, Maddy Gregory, Jeffrey Grimsley, Staci Gunnarson, Jaclyn Hallgren, Brianna Halsted, Alanna Hansen, Johanna Heidmann, Bejamin Hermerding, Megan Holmes, Rachael Howard, Cherice Hummel, Jasmine Johnson, Ann Jordan.
Karissa Kanera, Charles Kassulker, Kandi Knoll, Joshua Koering, Trisha Kramer, Bryanna Kron, Allison Kunde, Amber Kunde, Rachael Langer, Alexie Larson, Grace Larson, Daniel Lauer, Kate LePage, Rachel Lindholm, Debbie Langenfelter, Acacia Lundeen, Bobbie Mann, Kaylianna Mathison, Zach Meyer, Mariah Moen, Allison Moyer, Kayla Mudgett, Allison Mueller, Justin Mulholland, Joey Nelson, Jasmine Nordby, Mariah Nuesse.
Brianna Olson, Kenzey Ostrowski, Nate Parsons, Katie Paschelke, Jordan Peterson, Katie Pohl, Megan Poynter, Ciara Pritchet, Bradley Pugh, Kya Rabehl, Logan Rudstrom, Ryan Salfer, Megan Schmidt, Jessica Schulke, Jordan Shiltz, Siri Smith, Tawny Smith, Cole Sundquist, Stacy Tetreault, Jeremy Thesing, Emma Wheeler and Lance Zetah.
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