The Mount Mercy University Choir will participate in Orchestra Iowa's Brucemorchestra on Sunday, September 9, at 7:00 p.m. at Brucemore Historic Mansion. The event serves as the debut for Orchestra Iowa's 91st season. Also joining the event will be Cedar Rapids Concert Chorale, Coe College's choir, and Alan Huckleberry of The University of Iowa.
The sound of this year's concert has an all-American theme with works including "An American in Paris," "Rhapsody in Blue," "Grand Canyon Suite," and "The Promise of Living." Tickets may be purchased through Orchestra Iowa by calling 319-366-8203 or visit www.orchestraiowa.org. On-site parking is not available. Attendees should bring blankets or chairs to enjoy the concert on the lawn.
Brucemorchestra is sponsored by AEGON Transamerica Foundation, Alliant Energy, City of Cedar Rapids, CRST International fund of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, GreatAmerica Leasing fund of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, The Hall-Perrine Foundation, Iowa Arts Council, Rockwell Collins, and United Fire Group.
The Mount Mercy University Choir performs several times a year on campus, and has appeared alongside such talents as Orchestra Iowa. One of their most anticipated performances includes a traditional favorite, Lessons & Carols, performed every December in Stello Performance Hall.
In addition to performing several times a year at Mount Mercy and other venues, the Mount Mercy University Choir regularly takes spring break tours which focus on both service and performance. Taking their voices and their hands out into the community, the choir has sung at soup kitchens in Las Vegas, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Tampa, Myrtle Beach, and Denver, as well as schools and nursing homes around the state and country.