The Simon Estes Foundation announces it will host the largest Christmas Concert ever held in the State of Iowa on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at 3 p.m. at Hilton Coliseum in Ames.
The concert will feature internationally renowned singer and Iowa-native Simon Estes, the Des Moines Symphony Youth Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Joseph Giunta, and the 1,200-voice Iowa Students Care Choir under the direction of Dr. James Rodde.
All proceeds from the concert will be used to purchase mosquito nets for distribution to children and families in Africa. The Simon Estes Foundation, in partnership with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing but Nets Campaign, is working to eliminate the threat of malaria for millions of children in Africa. Nearly 660,000 children die from malaria every year, with 90 percent of these deaths occurring in sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria is a preventable disease with a $10 mosquito net and adequate training on how to use it.
Concert tickets, priced at $12, $17, $22 and $52, are on sale now exclusively at Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-745-300.