(Estherville, Iowa) The Iowa Lakes Community College Music Department will host area high school choirs for the 8th Annual Heartland Honor Choir on Thursday, October 20, 2022.

At the end of the day, the Music Department will offer a concert at the Janice K. Lund Performing Arts Center in Estherville at 6:00 pm. The performance will feature more than 100 local singers, the Iowa Lakes Concert Choir, and the guest choir, Spirit Lake High School’s Meistersingers, under the direction of Luke Miller.

Cornelius Koerselman from Northwestern College is conducting the Heartland Honor Choir. As a Northwestern graduate, he earned a master’s degree in education from Northwest Missouri State University and has over 35 years of music teaching experience. Most recently, Koerselman served as the vocal director at Sibley-Ocheyedan High School, where his vocal jazz group was the 2011 Class 2A State Champions at the Iowa Vocal Jazz Championships.

Koerselman is active as a church musician, guest soloist, clinician, and adjudicator. From 2011 to 2014, he chaired the high school repertoire and standards committee for the Iowa Choral Directors Association.

“These singers come from all over the area and spend the day working together to create a beautiful choral sound. I highly recommend everyone attend this concert,” said Iowa Lakes Vocal Music and Choir Professor Brett Fuelberth.

Tickets for the concert are $5 and will be available at the door on the performance day.

For questions, please contact the Iowa Lakes Music Department at 712.362.8345 or music@iowalakes.educreate new email.