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College-Community Chorus Is Open to New Members

Rehearsals to Be Held Monday Evenings Beginning Sept. 10

August 12, 2012

Members of the College-Community Chorus perform at the Spring Concert last April.

Members of the College-Community Chorus perform at the Spring Concert last April.

College-Community Chorus is gearing up for the academic year with an interest in recruiting new members and preparation for its Winter Holiday Concert.

Rehearsals will be held Monday evenings, from 7 to 9 p.m., beginning Sept. 10 in Room 208 of Boyd Cultural Arts Center, however, those wishing to take chorus for one hour of academic credit should attend an organizational meeting Aug. 20 at 7 p.m.

Director Elizabeth Haskins, assistant professor of music, said College-Community Chorus will prepare seasonal favorites such as “Candlelight Carol” by John Rutter and Frank Loesser’s “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” arranged by Kirby Shaw. Small ensemble and solo opportunities are available by audition.

In addition to performing holiday selections, College-Community Chorus will collaborate with the Wilmington College Chorale in the performance of Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria for mixed chorus, soloists and chamber orchestra under the direction of Catherine Roma, professor of music.

The annual Winter Holiday Concert will be Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m., in Hugh G. Heiland Theatre, Boyd Cultural Arts Center.

Haskins also noted that singers of high school age and older with choral or solo experience are encouraged to participate in College-Community Chorus. Subsequent to the first September rehearsal, new members can schedule a brief, informal session to determine range.

Music and folders will be provided to all singers.

More information is available by contacting Elizabeth Haskins at (937) 382-6661 ext. 334 or via email at: liz_haskins@wilmington.edu.