|The Chester River Chorale provides opportunity and inspiration for amateur singers to strive for artistic excellence. Our performances entertain diverse audiences and enrich the cultural life of the community.|
If you love to sing, the Chester River Chorale wants you.
Join us in the Wesley Room of Chestertown's Heron Point at 6 p.m. Monday, January 5, for the first rehearsal of our spring season. There are no auditions. We provide the music. All you need to bring is your voice, $40 for dues (students are free), and the desire to sing for the joy of it.
Douglas D. Cox, the Chorale's artistic director, has put together an exciting 15th anniversary program for the spring concert in March. Cox picked the songs from favorites sung in previous years. In honor of Chorale accompanist Sam Marshall, the program is titled Play It Again, Sammy.
Regular Chorale practices are 7 p.m. Monday nights at Heron Point. All voices are welcome, including first and second soprano, first and second alto, first and second tenor, baritone, and bass. If you are a newcomer and cannot make it on January 5, you will be welcome on January 12th or January 18th.
Under the professional leadership of Cox and Marshall, we amateur singers of the Chorale, drawn primarily from Kent and Queen Anne's counties, have been playing to standing-room-only audiences at our concerts in recent years.
After our regular fall and spring concerts last year, many of us participated in the National Music Festival at Washington College, joining with other choruses to sing Verdi's Requiem in June. This June, we are singing the Brahms Requiem with the Festival orchestra.
The Chester River Chorale is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization funded in part by Yerkes Construction Co., the Hedgelawn Foundation, the Kent County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. The CRC's Mission is to provide opportunity and inspiration for amateur singers to strive for artistic excellence. CRC performances entertain diverse audiences and enrich the cultural life of the community.
For more information visit the Chester River Chorale Facebook page. You may also call 410-928-5566.
The Chester River Chorale in concert . . .
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The Chester River Chorale is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council,
an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. Support is also
provided by the Kent County Arts Council, the Hedgelawn Foundation, The Artistic Insights Fund
of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, and our generous patrons, merchant advertisers and audiences.