Our Beginnings. . .
In 2001, Ankeny resident Bill Konnath approached Steve Carstenson, Ankeny High School Choral Music Director, about interest in a community chorus in Ankeny. Carstenson was a little skeptical, but with Konnath's encouragement, agreed to consider directing if Konnath could pull enough singers together to make it worthwile. Eighty-two Ankeny area residents showed up for the group's first gathering, and the Ankeny Community Chorus was born.
The Ankeny Community Chorus serves the population of Ankeny in many ways. We are available for many civic and community entities including the city, school district, and Chamber of Commerce. Program activities include two major concerts per year (free to the public), Ankeny's Annual Baccalaureate Service, Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Christmas Luncheon, performances for Ankeny's Summer Sounds programs in the Ankeny Band Shell, and representing Ankeny in a performance at the Iowa State Fair.