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Meet the Composer Festival


  • First Christian Church 2500 University Avenue Des Moines, IA, 50311 United States (map)

Heartland Youth Choir is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of our Meet the Composer Festival by inviting back Ken Berg, our first featured composer in 2007. The two-day festival will take place at First Christian Church, 2500 University Avenue, Des Moines. The festival choir will perform public concerts each night. 

During his nearly 40-year career, Berg has written hundreds of musical compositions for choirs of all ages. He is currently the Music Director and Resident Composer for the Birmingham Boys Choir. 

Ken will work with area choirs attending the festival on Friday, April 7. Those singers will present a public concert at 7:30 that night. Then on Saturday, April 8, individual singers in grades 4 - 8 with unchanged voices will have a chance to work with the composer and with participating choirs. Those singers will present a public concert at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Concert tickets will be available for purchase at the door: $10 for adults; $5 for students and seniors. Contact the HYC office at 515-221-3922 or office@joinhyc.org for more information.

Earlier Event: March 4
Chante Choir Will Sing at KidsFest
Later Event: April 23
Cabaret Night