Local singer to perform with Choir of the West | TheUnion.com

Local singer to perform with Choir of the West

Pacific Lutheran University’s Choir of the West is coming at 3 p.m. Sunday to Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley for a special benefit concert with one of Nevada County’s own.

Dalton Shotwell, former Nevada Union High School chorister, Sierra College (Nevada County campus) Choir student and Peace Lutheran Church parishioner, is one of the 64 singers. Currently a student at Pacific Lutheran University, Shotwell contacted his former choir instructor and Twin Cities Concert Association’s artistic director, Ken Hardin, about his university choir’s Pacific Coast tour from Tacoma to Los Angeles, and got Grass Valley included in the tour.

Two of the choir’s featured works will be “Rejoice in the Lamb” by Benjamin Britten and “The Leave-taking” from the “Requiem” by Randall Thompson.

One of the high points of the tour is the group’s performance at the American Choral Directors Association 2005 National Convention in Los Angeles, a great honor, according to the choir’s director Kathryn Lehmann, because of the high standards used in the selection of choirs invited. Also attending the convention is Nevada Union High School Choral Director Rod Baggett.

Admission is free, but donations are requested to benefit the Choir of the West, Twin Cities Concert Association, and Peace Lutheran Church’s building fund. For more information, contact Twins Cities Concert Association at 470-9454 or Peace Lutheran Church at 273-9631.

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