Chester River Chorale salutes the silver screen
CHESTERTOWN — For anyone who loves to sing, the 80plus members of the Chester River Chorale invite you to join us at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16 in the Wesley Room of Chestertown’s Heron Point, for the first rehearsal for the 18th annual spring concert in April when the chorale salutes Tinseltown in a program called “Hooray for Hollywood!”
No auditions are required. The chorale provides the music. All you need to bring is your voice, $50 for dues (students are free), and the desire to sing for the joy of it.
Regular chorale practices are 7 p.m. Monday nights at Heron Point’s Wesley Hall. And if you cannot make it on the first Monday, come on Monday, Jan. 23.
Under the professional leadership of Douglas D. Cox, the chorale’s artistic director, and accompanist Sam Marshall, the amateur singers of the chorale, drawn primarily from Kent and Queen Anne’s counties, have been playing to standing-room-only audiences at concerts in recent years, and presented the 18th annual Holiday Concert in early December.
Cox has put together what promises to be an exciting program for the annual spring concert on the last weekend in April where the chorale will salute the tunes of Tinseltown from the stage of Decker Theater in Washington College’s Gibson Center of the Arts with such songs as “Singing in the Rain.” The celebrated piece of movie music will introduce guest artist Greg Minahan, whose song and dance experience on Broadway will keep the audience’s toes tapping.
Members of the chorale will also perform songs of liberty during the Chestertown Tea Party weekend leading up to Memorial Day in late May, and cap the year with an annual Holiday Concert in early December.
The Chester River Chorale is a non-profit organization funded in part by Yerkes Construction Co., the Hedgelawn Foundation, the Mid Shore Community Foundation-Artistic Insights Fund, the Kent County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.
The CRC’s mission is to provide opportunity and inspiration for amateur singers to strive for artistic excellence. CRC performances entertain diverse audiences and enrich the cultural life of the community.
For more information, visit the website at www.ches terriverchorale.org, check out the chorale on Facebook or call 410–928–5566.