Ch­ester River Cho­rale salutes the sil­ver screen

Record Observer - - Arts & Entertainment -

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 ter­river­, check out the cho­rale on Face­book or call 410–928–5566.

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