Minot Chamber Chorale, DLB student collaborate for virtual performance

Published: Oct. 15, 2020 at 5:48 PM CDT
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MINOT, N.D. – A local high school student wrote a poem about her experiences in the pandemic and her resilience to get through it.

Now, her poem will be featured in a virtual concert hosted by a choir in Minot.

For freshman Mia Wiese, the pandemic has been tough. She entered a poetry contest to speak out about the challenges of the new normal.

“I was going through stuff and a lot of other people are going through stuff. And I wanted to kind of get everybody’s perspective in it,” said Wiese.

Mia’s poem won the Minot Chamber Chorale’s ‘Life & Love in the Time of Covid-19’ poetry contest.

“It was just this side of poetry. There was enough beauty in it to make it poetry, but it was also just direct,” said Chorale Director Emerson Eads.

Eads composed a piece based on Mia’s poem.

“I actually cried the first time I played through it like that and sang,” said Eads.

The choristers then recorded themselves signing their own part. One of the performer’s describes the emotion she felt when singing this piece.

“Singing this It makes you feel every kind of emotion. And I was very honored to have an opportunity like this,” said performer MacKenzie Houston.

Bringing the community together as we all go through the challenges of a pandemic.

The chorale will hold its virtual performance this Sunday, Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. To watch the concert, you can go to Facebook or YouTube, where it will be live streamed.

More information can be found on the chorale’s Facebook event:

Images/video courtesy: Emerson Eads / Minot Chamber Chorale

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