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German choir part of concert Saturday staged by Swiss Echoes

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POSTED October 16, 2012 8:19 p.m.

RIPON – The San Joaquin Valley Swiss Echoes, dressed in their traditional Swiss attire, will present their Fall Concert and Dance Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Swiss Club hall in Ripon located on the corner of East Main Street and Manley Road.

The evening will feature special entertainment by the Heimat Chor German Choir of Stockton.

The Swiss Echoes will be performing songs and yodels from their homeland, Switzerland. The 35 members of the Swiss Echoes come from surrounding areas of Brentwood, Elk Grove, Escalon, French Camp, Galt, Oakdale, Manteca, Modesto, Ripon, Stockton, Sacramento, and Turlock. They rehearse weekly at the Swiss Hall in Ripon.

The Ripon concert program will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. The Ron Sceiber Orchestra will be playing Swiss tunes for visitors’ dancing pleasure right after the concert.

Advance ticket sales for the concert and dance are available for $8 in advance. These pre-sold tickets are available from any Swiss Echoes member, or you may call Heidi Betschart (Modesto, 531-2577), JoAnn Kaufmann (Stockton, 951-6674), Annabel Murata  (668-2760) or Marie Schallberger (Lodi, 369-2546.

Concert and dance tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 each.

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