#CDM2023 Yuletide Hall Performers Announced

BySuzanne Hull

#CDM2023 Yuletide Hall Performers Announced

Thursday, November 30, 2023

5:30pm – 9pm: Jim Kucera Band: known throughout the Midwest as Nebraska’s Oktoberfest Band.

Friday, December 1, 2023

11am – 2pm: Barry Boyce Band: German Style Polka & Waltz with English Vocals, including Christmas music in Polka Tempo

2:30pm – 5:30pm: Stu Ryan O’Brien is fun music and entertainment based in greater Des Moines and central Iowa. Stuart Walker as Stu Ryan O’Brien sings Irish traditional and pub songs along with irresistible classic rock and pop tunes. There’s always a wee bit of clappin’, sing along and lots of laughs too!

6:30pm – 9pm: Malek’s Fishermen Band is one of the finest polka bands in the Midwest; and continue the great tradition of dance music excellence started by Syl Malek in the 1930’s with Malek Bros. Accordion Band. They will be performing European dance music: polka, waltz, etc. and German, Czech, Polish, Irish and Norwegian holiday standards.

Saturday, December 2, 2023

11:30am – 12pm: Heartland Youth Choir provides a performance-based program for youth that emphasizes musical literacy and character development. Heartland Youth Choir provides a unique opportunity for children of diverse backgrounds with a particular aptitude in vocal music to explore that interest beyond their school setting.

1:30pm – 2pm: Mackenzie Highlanders Pipes and Drums of Iowa Bagpipes and drums

3:30pm – 4pm: Foy School of Irish Dance Celebrate Irish culture with the Foy School of Irish Dance. The revelry includes delightful traditional dances and contemporary choreographed numbers that both enchant and entertain!

6pm – 9pm: Barefoot Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchmen is a polka/variety band based out of Mt Vernon, IA. She has been inducted in the Polka Hall of Fame and the Midwest All Music Association Hall of Fame. The band had the honor of playing on the National Mall in Washington DC for the Smithsonian Folklife Fest in 1996. Get ready to dance and sing along to a variety of music including polkas, waltzes, country, two steps, big band, Latin, and party favorites!

Sunday, December 3, 2023

12:30pm – 1:15pm & 2:30pm – 3:15pm: Metro Brass Quintet was founded in the Spring of 2014 and has performed high quality brass music for numerous events in the Des Moines metro and brings a festive spirit to all of its performances.

4pm – 4:40pm: Greater Des Moines Adult Flute Choir is an adult community choir promoting the collegial enjoyment of flute music and performing entertaining and challenging works for our audiences. Directed by Erika Leake McKnight, the choir is in its second year of performing together and features piccolo, C, alto, and bass flutes.

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