Choral Society Seeking Local Talent

Posted: August 22, 2013

The Shenandoah Valley Choral Society is looking for local singers to take part in its 44th season.

Rehearsals begin Sept. 3. at Park View Mennonite Church, located on College Avenue in Harrisonburg, and will include anywhere from 115-130 singers preparing for several shows that will take place in mid-December. The organization is seeking adults who are interested in singing as part of these concerts. Those welcome to audition run the gamut: former choral members, students and people who simply love to sing.

“This is a ‘nonaudition,’ ” says Curtis Nolley, Director of the choral society, “Anybody who loves to sing should come out.”

Some of the works that will be performed will include John Rutter’s “Gloria, Shawn Kirchner’s “Behold New Joy: Ancient Carols for Christmas,” along with a piece by local composer Dr. John Barr, which incorporates carols such as “O’ Come, All Ye Faithful,” “Angels We Have Heard on High” and “We Three Kings.”

The concerts will be held Dec. 13 and 15 at Bridgewater Church of the Brethren.


Matt Gonzales


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