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West Central Singers concerts this weekend

Briana Sanchez / Tribune Jean Urban, from left, and Jackie Cunningham, vocalists with the West Central Singers, practice with the group April 27 at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar.1 / 10
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Jeff Tengwall, vocalist with the West Central Singers, rehearses with the group April 27 at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar.2 / 10
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Jay Skukrud, from left, Nick Mason and Dennis Benson play water glasses during rehearsal April 27 with the West Central Singers.3 / 10
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Terry Brau , from far left, Jay Skukrud, Nick Mason and Dennis Benson play water glasses during rehearsal April 27 with the West Central Singers at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar.4 / 10
Briana Sanchez / Tribune West Central Singers rehearse April 27 under the direction of John Jahr at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar. The group performs in concert this weekend in Spicer and Willmar.5 / 10
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Eileen Twedt, singer with the West Central Singers, rehearses with the group Thursday, April 27, at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar.6 / 10
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Carol Wegner, vocalist with the West Central Singers group, practices during rehearsal April 27 at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar.7 / 10
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Jacklyn Skluzacek plays the bass guitar during rehearsal for the West Central Singers upcoming concert at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar.8 / 10
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Brad Schmidt, top, and Mona Lackore, vocalists with the West Central Singers, practice during rehearsal April 27 at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar.9 / 10
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Terry Brau plays a saxophone with the West Central Singers April 27 at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar.10 / 10

Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct the ticket price.

WILLMAR — The West Central Singers present "Sun, Moon and Stars" in two concerts this weekend. Tickets are $10 for adults and are available at the door.

The concerts will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Green Lake Bible Camp chapel in Spicer and at 4 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar.

Some of the songs they will sing include "Fly Me To the Moon," "Sure on This Shining Night," "Star Dust" and "Stars." Four members will have solos in the songs, Jeff Tengwall in "Star Dust," Lyle Mangen in "To Where You Are," Molly Tengwall in "Raining Sunshine" and Brandt Lager in "Come Sail Away."

Singing duets in the songs will be Heather Carver and Brian Pearson in "Bring Me Sunshine," Kellie Wright and Tim Ostby in "It's Only a Paper Moon," and Jean Urban and Jeff Tengwall in "Moon River."

Members of the group include:

Sopranos: Cindy Koll Tengwall, Brooten; Pat Nordin, Lake Lillian; Nanette Serbus, Renville; Sherry Pearson and Jean Urban, New London; and Seyward Ask, Cathy Bays, Deb Carlson, Jackie Cunningham, JoAnn Halverson, Cheryl Schmidt, Kristen Thaden and Eileen Twedt, all of Willmar.

Altos: Heather Carver, Spicer; Molly Tengwall, Brooten; and Donna Brau, Kate Hansen, Theresa Kraft, Mona Lackore, Christina Nelson, Carol Wegner and Kellie Wright, all of Willmar. Tenors: Pete Baalson and Brian Pearson, New London; Brandt Lager and Brad Schmidt, Willmar.

Bass: Jeff Tengwall, Brooten; Dale Lauer and Tim Ostby, Spicer; and Dan Schell, Bill Wright, Lyle Mangen and Dale Bays, all of Willmar. The choir is under the direction of John D. Jahr and accompanist is Carol Parker. Members of the band are Jacklyn Skluzacek, Jay Skukrud, Jonathan Marchand, Terry Brau, Dennis Benson, Patrick Janning and Nick Mason.

The West Central Singers was founded in January 2001 by retired Willmar Senior High School choir director Rolf Anderson. The mission of the West Central Singers is to provide an opportunity to explore and experience the depth and power of choral music, both for those with a passion to sing and for those who are enriched simply by listening. The group is dedicated to performing a wide variety of music as a means of fostering a true appreciation for the long-standing tradition of choral music. They practice weekly for a fall and spring concert each year.

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