Chorale rehearsals to start Monday
Chorus to prepare for ‘Desert Island Disc’ spring concert
CHESTERTOWN — Imagine you are shipwrecked on a desert island, but you happen to have your favorite CD and a solarpowered player. What music would you most love to have with you?
That’s the premise of the Chester River Chorale’s 2019 spring concert, “Desert Island Disc: Music You Can’t Live Without.”
If you love to sing — and want to find out what songs artistic director Doug Cox chose — join the Chester River Chorale on Monday, Jan. 14, as it begins rehearsals in Heron Point’s Wesley Hall.
The chorus welcomes all adult voices to join with its 90plus members — ranging in age from 18 to over 90 — to complete its 20th consecutive season as the Upper Shore’s premier community chorus.
Chorale members are amateur singers drawn mainly from Kent and Queen Anne’s counties. No audition is required, although having choral singing experience is strongly recommended for new members. Membership dues are $50. Students are free. The dues help pay for the music provided.
Registration will start at 6 p.m. Jan. 14, with the first rehearsal beginning at 7:15. If you cannot make it on Jan. 14, come on Monday, Jan. 21.
To round out your spring singing experience, the chorale also will perform Beethoven’s Mass in C in early June with the National Music Festival Chamber Orchestra.
The Chester River Chorale is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization funded in part by the Kent County Arts Council and by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.
The CRC’s mission is to provide opportunity, education and inspiration for amateur singers to strive for artistic excellence. For more information, visit www.ches terriverchorale.org or call 410–9285566.
Doug Guare of Stevensville stands with his 1964 Pontiac GTO, one of numerous cars in the 4th annual Stevensville Car Show on Saturday, Nov. 3. The show was hosted by the Historic Stevensville Arts & Entertainment District and the Kent Island Cruisers Antique Car Club.
From the left, local antique car owner Richard Wolfinger of Stevensville with his 1954 Jaguar XK 120 OTS, which he bought in 1969, Historic Stevensville Arts & Entertainment District Car Show Chairman Nancy Cook, and David C. Chiu, aka “Mr. Miyagi” of Baltimore City, are show with his 1950 2-door “Shoebox” Ford Coupe.
The Chester River Chorale, led by artistic director Doug Cox, front, will start its 2019 rehearsals on Monday, Jan. 14.