The Living Springs Chorale to launch winter season
The Living Springs Chorale, a 30-voice ensemble under the direction of Lydia Walker and sponsored by the Community Choir, Inc., will begin rehearsals for the choir's winter concert series Tuesday, September 18 at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Springs Presbyterian Church on Mercer Street.
Local musicians with an interest in performing sacred and secular music are encouraged to join Musical Director Lydia Walker and the Living Springs Chorale at the kick-off rehearsal and social gathering on September 18.
The Living Springs Chorale has confirmed three concerts for the winter season: Saturday, December 8 at 7 p.m., hosted by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Berkeley Springs; Sunday, December 9 at 3 p.m., hosted by Emmanuel Baptist Church, Great Cacapon, and Sunday, December 16 at 3 p.m., hosted by Union Chapel United Methodist Church, south Morgan County.
Past winter concets have featured sacred choral masterpieces by Handel, Bach and Rutter, as well as contemporary composers and many traditional holiday pieces. All concerts are free and open to the public. For more information about the Living Springs Chorale, contact Lydia Walker at 304-258-3031.
Children's Choir enters
The Sleepy Creek Children's Choir, under the direction of Denise Cline, will kick off the choir's second season with an orientation and registration event September 17 at 7 p.m. at the Berkeley Springs Presbyterian Church on Mercer Street. Area children ages five through 14 are welcome. For information, including a schedule of rehearsals and upcoming performances, contact Denise Cline at 304-258-7792.
The Community Choir
The Community Choir, Inc. was founded as an ecumenical and interfaith organization to bring together area musicians who like singing sacred and secular music. The Community Choir sponsors the Living Springs Chorale, a mixed voice choir of more than 20 area men and women, as well as the Sleepy Creek Children's Choir, a community outreach effort established to encourage the evelopment of young singers and instrumentalists in the classical performing arts. Reorganized in 2002, The Community Choir Inc. is an incorporated 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.