Governors' Choir Meets the Governor

Gov. Pawlenty and the Governors' ChoirLast Wednesday, March 1, the Governors' Choir of the Northfield Youth Choirs, under the direction of their artistic director Liz Shepley, sang in the house chamber of the state capitol for the opening of the 2006 legislative session. During their visit to the capitol, the group had the opportunity to meet with Governor Tim Pawlenty, as well as House Speaker Steve Sviggum and State Representative Ray Cox.

Speaker Sviggum greets the singersThe NYC Governors' Choir was formed in the fall of 2005 to perform at Northfield's Sesquicentennial Governors Ball, where they premiered the newly commissioned piece, "Come Make a Home," by Northfielders Christine and Daniel Kallman. One of eight NYC ensembles, the Governors' Choir is comprised of 29 singers in grades 4-8. The group continues to perform locally and regionally for special events.

The group performed the Kallman piece at the capitol to a spontaneous standing ovation by legislators. Shari Setchell, the group's choreographer, danced with the group, while the singers were accompanied by Mary Davis on piano and Jill Mahr on flute. The choir ended their performance with "God Bless America."