It’s been a while since I last wrote you, but also since our members were able to meet to rehearse and perform for you.
Although we haven’t been able to meet in person, I have been in contact with the Singers, as we made our plans for how we would reenter the musical universe. Needless to say, Covid had a devastating effect on our membership, which, in turn, affected the material we are planning for the coming season. Nonetheless, the Singers who returned are ready and very excited to perform.
I was in contact with our Singers with updates and plans. While under Covid protocol, we assembled a virtual performance, which should be posted very shortly.
Our first concert of the season is titled “Christmas Favorites.” I say to people about this concert, if you walk out of the building after our performance not knowing the majority of the selections, you’ve been living under a rock for the last hundred years. The audiences will be treated to long-time Christmas favorites, such as “Carol of the Bells,” “Do You Hear What I Hear,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” and “Lo, How a Rose,” as well as several Shaw/Parker staples. We are including many “Pop” favorites such as, “Welcome Christmas,” from “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas,” “The Christmas Waltz,” “Christmas Time is Here,” “Mele Kelikimaka,” and “Hey, Santa Claus.” It will all be capped off with the “Hallelujah Chorus,” from Händel’s Messiah. The ensemble will be accompanied by brass and percussion, and by our special guest organist, Mark Reynertson.
The spring program is still developing and will be announced soon.
Continue to watch the website or our Facebook page for details and updates.
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