'Messiah' performance raises funds for MSU music scholarships
Recently, Larry Walter, president of the Heritage Singers men?s chorus, presented Marv Semrau, Minot State University vice president for advancement, with a check representing the proceeds from the Dec. 5 "Messiah" concert. The donation, given by the Heritage Singers and Voices of Note women?s chorus, will go to the Joseph Hegstad Music Scholarship and the John Strohm Music Scholarship at MSU.
"The annual production of the 'Messiah' is a very special community tradition. We are thankful that, through their talents, the Heritage Singers and the Voices of Note have chosen to invest back into their community by supporting Minot State University student scholarships" Semrau said.
For the concert, the Heritage Singers, the Voices of Note, the MSU Concert Choir and area community members combined in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. Ken Bowles, chair and professor of music within the Division of Music, conducted the singers and a combined MSU and community orchestra.
This joint venture celebrated the legacies of John Strohm and Joseph Hegstad, professors emeritus. Strohm was instrumental in organizing several community performances of the "Messiah." Hegstad was the founding director of the Heritage Singers and Voices of Note.
For additional information, contact Semrau, at 858-4483 or firstname.lastname@example.org.