The Voices of Note women's choir will present a concert titled "How Can I Keep From Singing?" Sunday at 4 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church at 215-3rd Ave. SE.
The concert serves as a tribute to Marie Hagen-Bourquin, long time director and friend of the choir, who died in October.
"Marie was one of the charter members and co-founders of the Voices of Note and has been a pivotal member and leader for all the years of its existence," said publicist Judy Bacon. "Her love of music and enthusiasm for wonderful choral music in particular, inspired all whose lives she touched as a director or by her singing. She is greatly missed by all of the members of Voices as well as by the Minot community at large."
Submitted Photo - - The Voices of Note are shown here rehearsing a number for an upcoming concert. The group performs a concert, “How Can I Keep From Singing?” in tribute to founding member Marie Hagen-Bourquin Sunday at 4 p.m.
Many of the numbers for the concert are songs that Hagen-Bourquin conducted and especially loved, she added, including "How Excellent is Thy Name," "New York, New York," "Chattanooga Choo Choo," "Beautiful Savior" and the title song for the concert, "How Can I Keep From Singing?"
Roberta Johnson, Sharon Strube and Deb Armstrong share in the directing duties of the group, which is accompanied by Briana Schwan.
The concert is free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be taken during a short intermission. Proceeds will be divided between the Special Olympics and the Voices of Note, two groups Hagen-Bourquin supported.