JHS A Cappella To Hold Vespers Sunday

JHS A Cappella Choir

The Jamestown High School A Cappella Choir will hold its 94th annual A Cappella Vespers on Sunday at 4 p.m. in the First Lutheran Church.

The vespers are a community tradition established in 1924 by Miss Ebba Goranson, founder of the Jamestown High School A Cappella Choir. Each December, the JHS A Cappella performs two sacred music concerts at First Lutheran Church, featuring excerpts from major choral works and seasonal songs and carols as a way to provide a bit of cheer for this time of year. The Annual Vespers tradition continues under the direction Norman Lydell and Director Emeritus Brian Bogey as accompanist, and will be held once again Sunday.

The 80-voice JHS A Cappella Choir features smaller ensembles, including the Madrigal Singers, Men of Tomorrow and Ladies of Today. Brian Bogey, A Cappella director from 1982 through 2003, will provide accompaniment on piano and organ.

Next year, will be the 95th anniversary of the choir and alumni will be invited to sing at the second Vesper service. Alumni members are encouraged to call Norm Lydell at 483-4248 for more information.

There is no admission and a free-will offering will be taken.