The Castle Singers, from Wartburg College, will perform on Wednesday, March 2 at 6:45 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. There will be a brief Holden evening prayer worship at 6:15 p.m. All are invited to attend both, or just the concert. There is no admission charge but there will be a freewill offering.
Under the direction of Dr. Nicki Bakko Toliver, this chamber ensemble performs a wide variety of music from Byrd to The Beatles and beyond. The mixed voice choir of 24 voices is comfortable in a wide variety of styles from renaissance motets to contemporary vocal jazz.
The last Wartburg group to tour in Staples was the Ritterchor Men's Choir, who appeared at the 2009 Real Men Sing Festival in Staples.
The Castle Singers tour the United States annually and travel overseas during the college's May Term. Previous international tours included countries throughout Western and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Latin America, Australia and French Polynesia.