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Named to OPUS Honor Choir

Algona High School freshman, Thor Phelps, son of Shelley and Michael Phelps, was recently selected for participation in the 32nd annual Iowa OPUS Honor Choir Festival.

Nearly 3,000 students were nominated by their directors for 720 positions in the four OPUS Honor Choirs. Selections were made by means of a recorded audition.

Guest conductors of the choirs include Jennifer Walker, Linn-Mar Community Schools, fifth and sixth grade elementary honor choir; Cornelius Koerselman, Northwestern College (Orange City), seventh and eighth grade bass clef honor choir; Melody Easter-Clutter, Indianola Community Schools, seventh and eighth grade treble clef honor choir; and Matthew Armstrong, Wayne State College, ninth grade mixed honor choir.

The 2017 OPUS Honor Choirs will perform at 4 p.m. Nov. 16 in C.Y. Stephens Auditorium in the Iowa State Center in Ames. The OPUS Honor Choir Festival is made possible by the Iowa Choral Directors Association, Inc. Other Algona High School student musicians that auditioned were freshmen Brayden Bond, Jacob Klemm, and Ryan Merrill.