Tuesday, June 7, 2016

2016 Fall Kickoff

Director Sam Evans announced today that Itasca Community Chorus will resume rehearsals Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 in the Zion Lutheran Choir room August 30, 2016. The next concert"The Greatest Hits" from the first three years of Sam's direction is scheduled Oct. 30 3 pm at the Reif Performing Art Center. The Choir is striving to surpass its previous concerts and accomplishments.

Since Sam came on board, the choir has hosted a peace concert honoring the local veterans (2014), traveled to New York City and sung Dona Nobis Pacem with a national choir at Carnegie Hall (spring 2015), and performed in costume rock'n'roll favorites of the 50's and 60's.  On the bucket list are another road trip, a Beethoven concert with the Itasca Orchestra, and general growth to Sam's expanding family.

Music Makes Us One remains a strong motto and Itasca Choral Society is committed to making quality choral music accessible to all.  That means that everyone is welcome.  Professional singers perform at the side of novices and everyone understands that we all have room to grow.

 In workshop with the Chorus last spring, Vocal Essence director Philip Shoultz III illustrated his personal resource--large trumpet lips that project a wonderfully rich "OO."  With that image in mind, the Itasca Chorus adapted the vowel to a far more sophisticated sound for "Sound of Silence."

Little things matter a lot, especially attendance, so if you want to sing with the best, commit your Tuesdays to singing and performing with Itasca Community Chorus.  Contact Sam at itascacommunitychorus@gmail.com today.

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