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Minnesota State University Moorhead concert choir to perform in Preston


Mon, Mar 5th, 2012
Posted in Preston All

The Minnesota State University Moorhead Concert Choir, the university’s premier choral ensemble, will provide an evening of choral music at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, in the sanctuary of Christ Lutheran Church, 509 Kansas Street NW in Preston, MN.

The concert will feature a variety of musical styles, ranging from Renaissance and Baroque motets to American folk songs and spirituals. Highlights of the program include the familiar Lost in the Night by F. Melius Christiansen, Lux Arumque, by the contemporary American composer Eric Whitacre, and the popular arrangement of the American folk song, Shenandoah, by James Erb. Other composers and arrangers represented on the program include William Byrd, Orlando di Lasso, Josef Rheinberger, André Thomas, and Moses Hogan.

The Concert Choir is conducted by Dr. Paul Nesheim who is in his sixth year as the director of choral activities at MSUM. Dr. Nesheim previously served on the faculties of Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, and Northern State University, Aberdeen, South Dakota, and during the 2009-2010 academic year, he was a visiting professor and conductor of the Concert Choir at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Appleton, WI. He is a graduate of St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, and he holds advanced degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Arizona.

Admission is free. A free will donation will help defray choir expenses.
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Leslie N. Hellickson

Mon, Mar 5th, 2012
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Leslie N. Hellickson, 74, of Preston died February 26, 2012, at St. Mary’s hospital in Rochester. Leslie was born on August 9, 1937, in Ostrander, Minn. the son of Arnold and Hulda (Kohn) Hellickson. He attended school in Preston. He wor ..... 
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Coach Kill speaks to PACF crowd

Mon, Mar 5th, 2012
Posted in Preston All

It was a packed house at The Branding Iron in Preston, Minn., on Monday, February 27. The annual Preston Area Community Foundation dinner provided an opportunity to recognize all the great things that the foundation does for the greater Preston ar ..... 
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Gifted Summer Program scholarships available for Preston area students

Mon, Feb 27th, 2012
Posted in Preston All

The National Society for the Gifted and Talented (NSGT) is pleased to offer $10,000 in scholarships for Preston area students to apply towards selected summer programs. Ten scholarships are being offered by the NSGT Board of Trustees - six at $1,0 ..... 
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Preston Historical Society receives grant

Mon, Feb 27th, 2012
Posted in Preston All

The Preston Historical Society has been awarded a Legacy Grant through the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Program from the Minnesota Historical Society. The amount of the grant is $25,103. The grant is for the “Milwaukee Elevator: Reconstruct ..... 
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Darrell R. Brekke

Mon, Feb 27th, 2012
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Darrell R. Brekke, 79, of Preston, died Tuesday, February 21, 2012, at Methodist hospital in Rochester.Darrell was born on July 30, 1932 in Lanesboro, the son of Lars and Mabel (Johnson) Brekke. He graduated from Lanesboro high school. After ..... 
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Preston adopts sidewalk maintenance policy

Mon, Feb 27th, 2012
Posted in Preston Features

City Administrator Joe Hoffman explained at the city council’s February 21 meeting that the city has abided by an established unwritten sidewalk policy for some time. However, the League of Minnesota Cities has recommended the council adopt a form ..... 
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Preston Area Community Foundation Dinner

Mon, Feb 20th, 2012
Posted in Preston All

The sixth annual Preston Area Community Foundation Dinner and Celebration will be held Monday, February 27 beginning at 5:30 pm at the Branding Iron restaurant in Preston. This year’s program will include recognition of the past year donors and co ..... 
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First Baptist Church in Preston welcomes new pastor

Mon, Feb 13th, 2012
Posted in Preston Faith & Worship

You are invited to come and worship with us and meet the new pastor, Geno Pyse, wife Michelle, an orthopedic nurse with Mayo Clinic, and their son Michael. They have a heart for serving Jesus and helping other people to know and serve Him. Gen ..... 
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