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Lose yourself in the music, the moment

By Staff | Apr 10, 2016

This spring, Estherville has come alive with the sound of music. We’re fortunate for a city of our size to have so many opportunities to hear talented musicians sing and play music of such a variety of styles.

The weekend just finished brought us “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” with a cast from all over the region and in a college/community collaboration that brought together people from all walks of life and levels of music and acting experience. With the addition of the dinner theater Saturday night, it was full of fun, color, action and spectacle, and some of the most enduring show tunes of the last half century.

Friday brings to choices for a night out with great music. The Many Voices Choir comes home at Estherville Lutheran Church at 7:30. At the same time, Estherville United Methodist Church’s HUG Puppets will perform at Roosevelt Auditorium featuring puppetry, human video, and the songs of various artists, including For King & Country, which was just featured on ABC television’s “The View” for Candace Cameron’s fortieth birthday celebration. They start at 7 p.m.

Saturday night is “CAASA/FCC Idol” which brings together in competition show fashion the best area vocalists from past years of the event. Great music, local talent, a more-than-worthy cause: we hope they have a record turnout, too.

Sunday, the WaTanYe Club brings us triumphant sounds from the “Triumphant Sound Quartet” at 2 p.m. at Estherville United Methodist Church. This gospel concert will raise funds through a free will offering for Emmet County Relay for Life. This quartet is from the Sioux City area and has opened for “The Isaacs.”

Also last Sunday was the Patriotic/Gospel concert to raise funds for the Emmet County Freedom Rock, which artist Ray Sorenson is now painting in Armstrong.

Monday, the Northwest Iowa Concert & Jazz Bands holds its annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. at Roosevelt Auditorium with free admission and refreshments available. Congratulations to the jazz band on 30 years of existence.

After that, there are end-of-the-year school concerts throughout the area, and just six more weeks until Excel! Estherville Music & Culture Committee brings us Music on the Square with a diverse lineup of even more local talent.

We look forward to getting out to experience all the great local music and feel grateful to those who make it happen.