Thursday, August 13, 2015

New Season/New Direction

Itasca Community Chorus is gearing up for another phenomenal season under the direction of Sam Evans and accompanist Stuart Boehr.  The choir rehearses Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 at Zion Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids.  This choir open to all, and singers are encouraged to make as many rehearsals as possible. 

Sam Evans conscientiously rehearses the ensemble so that by concert time, those who attend regularly can feel confident of the music.  Sectionals are held as needed and this year Sam's asking that at least a couple of the numbers be memorized. 

The plan for the Oct. 30, 2015 program at the United Methodist Church in Grand Rapids centers around newer arrangements of the old spirituals.The Choir will be singing 8 or 9 numbers and numerous solo, duet, and small ensemble opportunities are available.

In the repertoire are numbers from well-known arrangers like Mark Hayes, Moses Hogan, and William Dawson.  From "My Soul's Anchor" through "Ezekiel's Wheel" to "Over the Rainbow," the program promises to keep us asking "How Can I Keep from Singing." 

The Itasca Choral Society Board has moved the concert date up so that a number of our loyal snowbirds can participate.  Rehearsal begins Sept. 1.  A workshop will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, Saturday, September 12 from 9:00 to 3:00 to afford the choir a jumpstart on a short semester.  The Choir will intermix a lot of good singing and woodshedding with social activities and a catered noon meal.  Email Sam at to reserve your spot.

Note the early start date and please do join us Tuesday, September 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids for a fun-filled season of making beautiful music with Itasca Community Chorus.


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