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The Northwest Tower Choir, pictured above, will perform with the Omaha Symphonic Chorus at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3.

The Northwest Tower Choir, pictured above, will perform with the Omaha Symphonic Chorus at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. (Photo by Darren Whitley/University Relations)

Oct. 28, 2013

Tower Choir to perform with Omaha Symphonic Chorus

The Northwest Missouri State University Tower Choir will perform an invited concert with the Omaha Symphonic Chorus at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Presbyterian Church of the Cross, located at 1517 S. 114th St. in Omaha, Neb.

Formed decades ago by Ralph E. Hartzell and presently under the direction of Professor of Music Dr. Stephen Town, the Northwest Tower Choir has a rich and varied history of outstanding choral performance and musical perfection. Since 1999, the ensemble has performed more than 130 concerts for high schools, colleges, universities, churches and organizations in 12 states as well as Washington, D.C. The ensemble has performed 11 peer-reviewed or invitational concerts for learned societies or regional and state conventions, meetings and symposia.

“For several years I have been privileged to hear and enjoy performances of the Tower Choir,” Dr. Greg Zielke, director of the Omaha Symphonic Chorus, wrote in a letter of invitation to Town. “These performances have been stunning in their perfection of tone and ensemble, and musically stimulating and expressive. Hearing your performances has opened my ears to new music and my mind to the further growth of my own choirs.” 

Zielke added that sharing a concert will give the Symphonic Chorus’ audience an opportunity to hear the Tower Choir and for Northwest alumni in the area to attend a performance. Additionally, the concert provides a collaborative experience for Symphonic Chorus singers, and it helps the ensemble communicate to college singers how they may be life-long choristers.

The Tower Choir will present eight numbers representing a variety of compositional styles. The Omaha Symphonic Chorus will the present six numbers.

The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information about the Omaha Symphonic Chorus and its concert with the Northwest Tower Choir, visit www.omahasymphonicchorus.org.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468