Cho­rale re­hearsals to start Mon­day

Cho­rus to pre­pare for ‘Desert Is­land Disc’ spring con­cert

The Kent Island Bay Times - - Arts & Entertainment -

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.

PHO­TOS BY DOUG BISHOP

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.

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