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Movie-themed Pop Concert will be Tuesday

Movie-themed Pop Concert will be Tuesday
Members of 2JazzedUp sing “Sweet Caroline” Tuesday at the 2019 CCHS Vocal Music Department 2019 Pops Concert. This year’s concert, “A Night at the Movies,” will be Tuesday, Feb. 18. (Press file photo James Grob.)
By Bob Steenson,

“A Night at the Movies” will be on tap for this year’s Charles City High School Pops Concert, along with some special guests.

The third annual Pops Concert, hosted by the high school choir and the Charles City Fine Arts Century Club, will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at North Grand Auditorium. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

“All of the songs performed will have appeared in a movie,” according to Derek Sturtevant, the vocal director at Charles City High School.

“The CCHS choirs will be joined by the NIACC Singers under the direction of Jayson Ryner,” Sturtevant said. “The concert will feature some solo and small group acts as well.”

Examples of the notable and familiar songs are “9 to 5” and “Dancing Queen,” he said.

Emcees for the night will be Ryna Nettleton, Cael Ruzicka, Nathan Shultz and Bronson Forsyth.

The choirs will be accompanied by some of Charles City High School’s finest instrumentalists.

The inaugural Pops Concert two years ago featured a 1970s and 1980s theme. Last year jumped back a couple of decades with a 1950s and 1960s theme.

“The best part of these concerts is that the songs really resonate with different groups of people,” Sturtevant said before last year’s event.

“We decided to add this concert as a contrast to the other concerts that we put on throughout the year,” he said. “It’s great to expose the students to songs that they might not know.”

It’s also a chance for the choir department to raise some money for the extra purchases like robes and equipment.