Grand design wins district title

Grand Design Quartet, all members of the Great Northern Union Chorus, earned the title of Land O’ Lakes District Quartet Champions at the recent District Chorus and Quartet competition in Rochester. Quartet members are: Leonard Huls, tenor from Mankato, Don Hettinga, lead from Owatonna, Matt Hall, bass from New Richmond, Wis., and Derek Glenna, baritone from South St. Paul. Glenna also directs the Sweet Adelines International award-winning Vallee de Croix Chorus and Hall directs Barbershop Harmony Society’s Croix Chordsmen Chorus. The choruses are currently preparing for their 16th annual Christmas Show “Christmas Magic” Dec. 1. A 2 p.m.. show is at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater and a 7:30 p.m. performance at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Oakdale. General admission tickets are $10, with groups of six or more $8, children 12 and under free. For more information go to or call Mike at 651-592-3213.