The 80 + members of the Ankeny Community Chorus, under the direction of Elliott Stern and accompanied by Cathy Brause, serve the Ankeny community in many ways. Program activities include two major concerts per year (free to the public), 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.
The Chorus is grateful for the ongoing support of Ankeny area residents, as well as its many business sponsors and patrons.
Our Beginnings. . .
In 2001, Ankeny resident Bill Konnath approached Steve Carstenson, former 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. One hundred twenty-seven Ankeny area residents showed up for the group's first gathering, and the Ankeny Community Chorus was born.