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Iowa Wesleyan presents spring concert Sunday

MT. PLEASANT ? The Iowa Wesleyan University choir Primae Voces and The Mt. Pleasant Chorale will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday in University Chapel on the IWU campus.


The performance, ?At the Round Earth?s Imagined Corners,? includes noted selections of music from the 14th century to present day. Conductor Blair Buffington, director of choral activities, serves as the artistic director for the ensembles. He made his international conducting debut in 1995 and has led ensembles in United States, Canada, Europe and Australia.


Primae Voces is a long-standing collegiate ensemble, rich in the tradition and heritage of the United Methodist Church, dedicated to learning and performing choral music from all major historical and stylistic genres. The choir can be traced back to 1877 with the formation of the Mt. Pleasant Academy of Music, later addressed as the Iowa Academy of Music on Iowa Wesleyan?s campus. The choir is one of the oldest continuously performing co-educational collegiate ensembles in the United States. Brought into assimilation of the academy to university curriculum in 1918, The Iowa Wesleyan University Choir celebrates its 100th year of performance in 2018.


The concert is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted to support the music program at Iowa Wesleyan University.


For information, visit www.iw.edu.