Warrenton Chorale seeks singers for holiday concert
The Warrenton Chorale soon will begin rehearsals for its annual Christmas in Music concert Dec. 5-7.
The Warrenton Chorale seeks adult singers to join it as the community choral group kicks off its 66th season, in preparation for the popular annual Christmas in Music concert.
The chorale is open to all interested singers from high school age up and requires no audition. The group simply asks that you love to sing and would be willing to set aside 12 Tuesday evenings for rehearsals and one weekend for performances. The ability to read music is a plus but not required.
The Chorale’s handbell ensemble — BRAVA (Bronze Ringing Artists of Virginia) — also seeks new members as well. BRAVA ringers must be able to read music.
The regular registration deadline is Aug. 31 and advance registration is preferred.
However, potential new members may attend the first rehearsal and choose to register at that time without paying the late registration fee. Chorale rehearsals begin from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Heritage Presbyterian Church. (NOTE: BRAVA rehearsals begin Monday, Aug. 26, at 8 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church.) Performances will be Dec.5-7 at the Warrenton United Methodist Church.
The Warrenton Chorale will be led by recently appointed Artistic Director Mary DeMarco Roland, a choral music teacher and conductor with more than 30 years’ experience.
Ms. Roland first led the chorale during its Spring 2019 concert, “Of Thee We Sing” at The Barn at Lord Fairfax Community College. She has chosen a fresh selection of a dozen pieces of music for the holiday season, including arrangements of well-known Christmas hymns and favorite secular tunes.
BRAVA Conductor Bob Schoenike is in his 17th year with the group, which will perform three numbers as part of the program