Dr. Mark Jonah at a rehearsal with the spring edition of Prairie College’s community choir concert April 18. The Three Hills group welcomes instrumentalists and singers from college and community, with the learning and practice routine stretching as much as three months.ECA Review/D.Nadeau
Dr. Mark Jonah, music and worship arts program director at Prairie College in Three Hills, has a recipe for a successful community choir.
“Welcome anyone who can carry a tune,” he said. “Staff, faculty, students, area residents. Then, select music they can do—music that will challenge.”
Held on Prairie campus April 20, the spring edition of Prairie’s Community Choir Concert played to a near full house, presenting an eclectic mix of 10 sacred and secular selections.
Dr. Jonah, just completing his sixth year on college staff, said the choir provides opportunities for Prairie music students and gives others a choir to either accompany or sing in.
Last week’s choir of 35 members, accompanied by three to five instrumentalists, has been rehearsing since mid-January. The next community choir concert is scheduled for December 2022.