When all of us in the Magnolia Chorale get together on Sunday, September 7 to sing, you'll likely be delighted with the programs for our coming year! Your Board of Directors certainly is. And the person to be credited with this is our own Music Director, Jean-Marie Kent.
Now that we've passed our 25th birthday, Jean-Marie will have us stepping out into our community in ways we've never experienced before. This fall, we'll start rehearsing for our usual Winter Concerts, scheduled this time for December 6 and 7. But you may see some very young [as in, high school] talent joining us, both for rehearsals and for our performances.
These singers will be students at Roosevelt High School, and they'll beef up our sections, rehearse with us each week, and sing at our concerts. It will be an opportunity for them to learn how an adult choir addresses complex, multi-part pieces of music.
Then, after our concerts, we'll join the Roosevelt choir and orchestra to perform Vivaldi's Gloria at their pre-Christmas break concert. That performance will put us in front of Roosevelt parents and students, many for the first time.
When we come back in the spring, Jean-Marie is arranging that our theme, “Songs at An Exhibition,” will be supplemented by the Magnolia artistic community. Specifically, several artists will exhibit original pieces created just for our concerts, scheduled for May 2 and 3. They'll be shown while we sing. Artists are being nominated now, so if you have one to suggest, or if you can help us organize this wonderful event, tell Jean-Marie at our first fall rehearsal, Sept. 7, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. It will be a unique opportunity for any local artist to show their work to an appreciative audience.
by Jean Withers, President
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