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Meier performs with Concordia Chapel Choir

Photo provided Anders Meier, left, sits at the piano with Conductor Michael Smith.

Anders Meier, a senior at Concordia College, Minn., is touring with the Concordia Chapel Choir. The choir will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 at Memorial Auditorium, 250 Dayton Ave. SW. A free will offering will be accepted to benefit Long Term Recovery for Wadena and Otter Tail Counties affected by the EF4 tornado. Meier is the son of Phil and Christie Meier, Wadena, Minn.

A blend of more than 100 voices creates the sound of the Concordia Chapel Choir. Originally created to enrich the music of Concordia's morning chapel services, the ensemble now performs in concert and tours annually. The choir, which is comprised of men and women in their sophomore, junior or senior years, is an integral part of the much-loved annual Concordia Christmas Concerts.

The concert program will include familiar hymn tunes, classic a cappella choral works and lively spirituals.

Michael Smith, conductor of the choir, was choral director at Brainerd High School for 25 years where his choirs maintained a tradition of excellence performing numerous times for state and regional MENC and ACDA conventions, as well as touring extensively throughout the United States, Mexico and Europe. In addition to the Chapel Choir at Concordia, Smith, an assistant professor of music (choir/voice), conducts Cantabile, a choir made up of first-year women students, and Männerchor, a choir of first-year male students.

For additional information call (218) 631-2738 or (218) 371-1515.