SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY (August 31, 2015) – The Sullivan County Community Chorus will resume weekly Thursday rehearsals on September 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Choral Room of the Liberty Middle School, 145 Buckley Street, Liberty.
The chorus, under the direction of Kevin Giroux, with accompanist Keira Weyant, will perform its 39th Annual Winter Concert, on Sunday, December 13 at 2:30 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Woodbourne.
Giroux’s theme for the concert is “Winterscapes,” as each selection or set of songs has been chosen to elicit, for both the singers and the audience, memories of feelings and events associated with the season. The Sullivan County Community Chorus Winter Concert will also feature the Sullivan Chamber Singers, comprised of members of the Chorus selected through an audition process.
The Chorus encourages all interested singers to consider joining the ensemble. Each member and prospective member is required to meet with Conductor Giroux for a series of vocal warm-ups designed to determine vocal range for placement in the appropriate section of the chorus, as well as to ensure an ability to match pitch. A schedule of dates, times, and contact information for appointments are listed in an information packet available from the Chorus Secretary, as noted below. Singers wishing to perform in the concert must regularly attend rehearsals joining the chorus no later than October 8.
Performances of the Sullivan County Community Chorus are made possible in part with funds from the Sullivan County Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance.
Dues are $20 with a $15 music deposit (new members only) and $10 one-time folder deposit. Those wishing to sing in the Winter Concert are encouraged to arrive for their first rehearsal at 6:00 p.m. to sign in and receive packets of the concert music. For further information contact Diane Foster at 845/439-4458.