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FD Choral Society to present Mozart’s ‘Requiem’ April 29

Featured soprano, Hoesel, is local native

April 22, 2012
Messenger News

Fort Dodge Choral Society will present Mozart's "Requiem" at 3 p.m. April 29 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, 239 N. 11th St. Admission is by season ticket or $10 at the door, with all students admitted free.

For more information, visit or call 979-5620.

The performance will feature soloists Aliese Hoesel, Fort Dodge; Jessica Mallow, Indianola; John Humphrey, Indianola; and Edward Corpus, Albia, as well as chorus and orchestra under the baton of Bruce Perry.

Perry said Mozart's "Requiem" is among the best-known of all choral works.

The performance will open with Mozart arias sung by the featured soloists, accompanied by pianists Michelle Havlik-Jergens and Perry.

Hoesel, a soprano, is a native of Fort Dodge. She is a 2011 graduate of Simpson College, where she earned a bachelor of music degree in education. Hoesel has been featured in opera and oratorio at Simpson College.

Mallow, a mezzo-soprano, has performed with the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre and the Simpson College Music Department. She has appeared with Opera Iowa and Orchestra Iowa.

Humphrey, a tenor, sings professionally with Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, Des Moines Metro Opera and Simpson College. He made his main stage debut in "The Merry Widow" as Camille in February with CROP. This summer, he will debut as an apprentice artist with Des Moines Metro Opera.

Corpus, a bass, has an oratorio repertoire includes that works with Drake University Symphony Orchestra and choirs at the Des Moines Civic Center; Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra; and the Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his operatic ventures, Corpus is also a singer/songwriter of adult contemporary music and a member of Broadcast Music International.



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