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Iowa composer releases 40 years of original Christmas carols


Iowa man releases 40 years of original Christmas carols



OPEN MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY FROM NOON UNTIL 4 PM TO KEEP THE MUSIC ALIVE, A CENTRAL IOWA USES AND WOULD HELP. MARCUS MCINTOSH TELLS US HOW. MARC: US ​​THIS IS THE 50TH YEAR OF THE MONKS METRO OPERA, MICHAEL PATTERSON HAS BEEN INVOLVED FOR 48 OF THESE YEARS AND SET UP HIS CHRISTMAS SONG BOOK TO GET MONEY FOR THE OPERA. PATTERSON STARTED WRITING HIS OWN ORIGINAL CONTEMPORARY CHRISTMAS SONGS IN 1980 WHILE TEACHING AT DALLAS CENTER GRIMES. >> I LOVE TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS SONGS BUT I AM DELIGHTED TO HEAR NEW MUSIC ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH A WONDERFUL SEASON. I THINKED IT IS ALSO NICE TO HAVE A REASON TO WRITE MUS.IC MARC: US ​​NOW HIS ORIGINAL NOLY SONGS ARE IN THIS BOOK. HE SAYS HE THOUGHT A LONG TIME TO PUT HIS SONGS INTO BOOK FORM, BUT THE PEER PRESSURE HELPED SEAL THE DE.AL ONE OF MY STUDENTS, LET THEM DO IT, SAYS YOU’RE NOT A YOUNGER. YOU REALLY SHOULD MAKE THIS BOOK WHILE YOU ARE STILL ABLE TO MAKE THIS BOOK. MARCUS: THE MONEY OBTAINED FROM THE BOOK GOES TO THE MONKS METRO OPERA. PATTSOERN SAYS TO GIVE BACK TO A PLACE HE LOVES AND HAS BEEN DECADES OF HIS LIVES ALL THE RIGHT NOTES. >> I BELIEVE IN WHAT THIS COMPANY DOES. I’M A TEACHER. I HAVE TEACHED FOR 40 YEARS AND THE OPÉRA DES MOKS HAS A REMARKABLE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS. MARCUS: PATTERSON SAYS PEOPLE BUY HIS CHRISTMAS SONG BOOK, IT WARM UP HIS HEART TBEO ABLE TO SPEND THE RIGHT CORD WITH THOSE WHO LOVE MUC ANDSI HIS MISSION. >> IT’S GRATIFYI FGOR PEOPLE TO BE INTERESTED IN MY MUSIC AND ALSO SUPPORT WHAT I BELIEVE. MARCUS: AT INDIANOLA, MARCUS MCINTOSH, KCCI 8 NEWS, IOWA NEWS LEADER. JAMES: NOL COLBYAR MICHAEL PATTER

Iowa man releases 40 years of original Christmas carols

It is an Iowa tradition to raise funds for the Des Moines Metro Opera. Michael Patterson is a composer who has worked with the Des Moines Metro Opera for 48 years. Patterson has been writing original Christmas carols since 1980. Patterson says he “wrote a Christmas carol every year for his friends, family and students.” He was encouraged by former students to compile and publish his Christmas carols. The money raised will be donated to the Opéra Métro Des Moines.

It is an Iowa tradition to raise funds for the Des Moines Metro Opera.

Michael Patterson is a composer who has worked with the Des Moines Metro Opera for 48 years. Patterson has been writing original Christmas carols since 1980. Patterson says he “wrote a Christmas carol every year for his friends, family and students.” He was encouraged by former students to compile and publish his Christmas carols.

The money raised will benefit the Opéra Métro Des Moines.

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