FOREST CITY | Dan Hovinga, an eighth grader at Forest City Middle School, was chosen to participate in the 33rd annual Opus Honor Choir Festival being held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16 at the C.Y. Stephens Auditorium in the Iowa State Center, Ames.

Close to 3,000 students were nominated by their directors for 720 positions in the four Opus Honor Choirs. Selections were made by means of a recorded audition.

Guest conductors, of the choirs, include Jennifer Walker, Linn-Mar Community Schools, 5th & 6th Grade Elementary Honor Choir; Cornelius Koerselman, Northwestern College (Orange City), 7th & 8th Grade Bass Clef Honor Choir; Melody Easter-Clutter, Indianola Community Schools, 7th & 8th Grade Treble Clef Honor Choir; and Matthew Armstrong, Wayne State College, 9th Grade Mixed Honor Choir.

The Opus Honor Choir Festival is made possible by the Iowa State Choral Directors Association, Inc.