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All City Choir Festival is Friday, Saturday

The 36th Annual Detroit Lakes All-City Choir Festival will be held Friday, April 9, and Saturday, April 10. Over 500 Detroit Lakes choir students in grades 6-12 will be participating in this event.

Mark Potvin, a native of Detroit Lakes and current resident of Princeton, Minn., will be the clinician and guest conductor of this year's All-City Choir Festival.

Potvin earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, where he studied under Weston Noble and sang in the world-renowned Nordic Choir. He is in his second year of the St. Cloud State University Masters Degree program emphasizing in choral conducting.

Potvin conducts the St. Cloud State University Men's Choir and is the assistant conductor and tour manager for the St. Cloud State University Concert Choir.

At the All-City Grand Finale Concert on Saturday, April 10, Potvin will direct one of two selections performed by each participating choir in addition to three mass choir selections featuring all choir students in grades 6-12.

The Grand Concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Ralph Anderson Gymnasium at the Detroit Lakes High School. The public is cordially invited to attend. Choir members are selling advance tickets and tickets will also be available at the door. Admission prices are $5 for Adults and $3 for students in grades 6-12. Children in grades 5 and under will be admitted free of charge.

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