Minot State Concert Choir honors veterans with 'We Remember You' concert

MINOT, N.D.- Faculty and students at Minot State University will gather in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall to help honor and celebrate those who served in World War I with a concert on Friday, Nov. 9.

The Minot State Concert Choir will perform "We Remember You" shortly before the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War I.

"I'm excited about sitting down and watching it myself just because of the historical significance obviously. It'll be great music obviously but then the video part of it and then actually some of the information that will be shared,” said Minot State Veterans Service Director Andy Heitkamp.

The musicians will bring their audience into the sights and sounds of the war itself, with lighting and photography to match music.

It's something you'll have to experience firsthand.

“In the middle of the concert there's going to be a choral improvisation which is going to be really cool. You'll have to be there to know what it's going to be like,” said Minot State Choral Director Emerson Eads.

Folk in attendance will also hear the first ever live performance of the reworked Minot State alma mater, written by Eads, but inspired by the college's history.

“What Emerson has done was to focus on two verses that really are focusing on the beauty of North Dakota. They're very strong in their imagery, so it's not a fight song in its current set up. It's definitely more of a spiritual song, and alma mater,” said Minot State History Professor Bethany Andreasen.

Kicking off a new tradition while honoring the past.

The concert is free to attend, but the MSU concert choir will be accepting donations to help fund their spring trip to Norway.

The concert begins at 7:30.