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University of Iowa News Release

Nov. 12, 2004

Local Bell Choirs Will Perform Before Joffrey 'Nutcracker' Performances

Bell choirs from five Iowa City and Cedar Rapids churches will entertain in the lobby of the University of Iowa Hancher Auditorium before the Dec. 9-12 performances of the Joffrey Ballet "Nutcracker."

Before the Dec. 9-11 7:30 p.m. "Nutcracker" performances, the bell choirs will perform 6:45-7:15 p.m.; and before the 2 p.m. matinees on Dec. 11 and 12 the bell choirs will perform 1:15-1:45 p.m.

The featured bell choirs are:
-- Dec. 9 evening, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Iowa City;
-- Dec. 10 evening, St. Paul's Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids;
-- Dec. 11 matinee, Zion Lutheran Church in Iowa City;
-- Dec. 11 evening, St. Marks United Methodist Church in Iowa City; and
-- Dec. 12 matinee, Trinity Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids.

Tickets for the Joffrey Ballet "Nutcracker" are on sale at the Hancher box office.

Hancher Auditorium box office business hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. From the local calling area, dial 319-335-1160. Long distance is toll-free, 1-800-HANCHER. Fax to 319-353-2284. People with special needs for access, seating and auxiliary services should dial 319-335-1158, which is equipped with TDD for people with hearing impairment who use that technology.

Tickets may be ordered on-line 24 hours a day, seven days a week through Hancher's website:

Orders may be charged to VISA, MasterCard or American Express. UI students may charge their purchases to their university bills, and UI faculty and staff may select the option of payroll deduction. Information and brochures may be requested by e-mail:

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Winston Barclay, 319-384-0073,

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