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St. John's chorus in Willmar Feb. 26

WILLMAR -- St. John's University Men's Chorus will begin its spring tour at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in Willmar.

The chorus, under the direction of Dr. Axel Theimer, will perform sacred and secular music including all-time favorites: Ave Maria, Jagechor, Gaudeamus igitur, In dat great gittin up mornin', My Lord what a morning, The Johnny Fight song and more.

The chorus will also perform in Lincoln and Grand Island, Neb.; Highlands Ranch, Canon City and Colorado Spring, Colo.; Albuquerque and Santa Fe, N.M.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Sioux Falls, S.D., before returning for the final concert at Collegeville.

Freewill donations will be received to help defray travel expenses.

Arts in Education workshop set

WILLMAR -- The Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council and the Minnesota State Arts Board will present an Arts in Education workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Kandiyohi Power Cooperative Community Room in Spicer.

This workshop is for:

n Artists interested in offering arts residencies to schools.

n Teachers and school personnel interested in arts integration and funding sources for arts residencies.

n Anyone interested in getting more arts education in schools.

Participants will be able to find out what schools are looking for in an artist residency program and how to write a grant for an artist residency.

There will be a sample artist presentation by State Arts Board roster artist Shayanne Hoffer of Kandiyohi.

Greta Murray, executive director of the SMAHC, and Amy Frimpong, Minnesota State Arts Board senior program officer, will provide an introduction to grant writing for arts in education.

Artists are welcome to bring promotional materials to share with schools.

Pre-registration is required. Register online at, call 800-622-5284 or e-mail The workshop is free and lunch will be provided.

One-act plays staged Feb. 26-28

HUTCHINSON -- The Ridgewater College theater department will present "Full Circle: An Evening of Four One-Act Plays" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26-28 in the auditorium of the Hutchinson Campus.

The four one-act plays are recommended for an audience of adults and teenagers.

"The Role of Della" is about a young actress who is tortured (metaphorically) by a cruel director.

"Lost Girl" tells the tale of a young girl who finds herself lost in a strange, foreign land. The only person who can help her doesn't speak English.

In "Things That Go Bump in the Night," a young woman can't sleep because she fears "people dressed in black" are moving her furniture in the middle of the night. Her husband tries to calm her fears.

In the final one-act play, "The Lesson," a bright, vivacious student comes to be tutored by an absent-minded professor, but the lesson does not go the way she originally imagines it will.

The performances are being directed by Jason Gonzalez. For information or advance tickets, call 800-722-1151. Tickets are $5.