The Albia Community Choir under the direction of Paul Peterson will conclude their 13th season with two concerts this week. They will perform at Trinity United Methodist Church in Albia on Thursday, April 4, 7 p.m. and at First United Methodist Church in Centerville Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m.
First United Methodist Church in Centerville is on the north side of the square.
The 41-member choir includes musicians from Albia, Moulton, Oskaloosa, Ottumwa, Moravia, Lovilia, Eddyville, Centerville, Corydon and Bloomfield.
It is a diverse group including nine current and former vocal and instrumental music instructors. Five members are former students of Paul Peterson.
Singers from Albia in include Donna Flahive Winfield, Sue Goode, Megan Judge, Sandy Major, Jan Paxton, Betty Stewart, Marilyn Woods, Shelly Wright, Klint Sinclair, Alex Steines, Dan Walker, John Goode, David Perry, Tom Williamson, Phyllis boyer, Betty Smith, Joan Peterson, Nancy Reed and Dave Paxton.
From Lovilia, Russ Parker and Tiffinie Spaur.
From Centerville, Judy Austin, Rodger Kaster, Jordan Duerksen, Susan McDanel, Kris Koestner, Alan Sells and Bill Thom.
From Bloomfield, Lyle Stirling.
From Corydon, Wayne Jackson.
From Moravia, Terri Sinclair and Devana Tubaugh-Jackson.
From Moulton, Carol Sheets.
From Oskaloosa, Bill Akason and Bob Elgin.
From Ottumwa, Stacie Knox and Konnie Milder.
From Eddyville, Rick Simpson.
Nancy Grady, Moravia, and Cynthia Amsden, Plano, serve as the group’s piano accompaniest and Misty Smith of Albia adds percussion.
Rashon Boyer of Albia is special solosit in the Les Miserables medley.
The group is performing a wide range of music including Broadway, pop, Gospel, spiritual and classical. The group ends with a rousing salute to the armed forces entitled “American Heroes.”
Admission is freewill and all proceeds go to support vocal music scholarships for Albia Community High School seniors.