JHS A Cappella Choir To Perform Sunday

JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown High School ‘A Cappella Choir’ will hold its 94th Annual a cappella vespers this Sunday at 4 p.m. in the First Lutheran Church.

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The Vespers is a community tradition established in 1924 by 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 of Norman Lydell and Director Emeritus Brian Bogey as accompanist, and will be held once again this 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 1982-2003, 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 (716) 483-4248 for more information. 

Join the choir this Sunday at 4 p.m. at First Lutheran Church and let the music get you into the holiday spirit. There is no admission and a free-will offering will be taken.

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