LAPEER COUNTY – Tis the season to tune up the votes for the holidays.
The Lapeer County Concert Choir will resume Monday night rehearsals September 12 in preparation for their December 2022 Christmas concerts.
Rehearsals will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church in Lapeer on Monday evenings from 7-9 p.m.
Because additional time is required for music distribution, registration and voice placement, doors will open at 6 p.m. sharp on September 12. This season marks the choir’s 54th year of existence.
Founded in 1968 by local high school music director Jerry Pakkala, the community choir has seen strong growth in variety and difficulty of pieces over the years. Current director Dr Eddie Howell has led the choir since 2016 and will be on the podium again this year for upcoming December concerts featuring ‘Gloria’, a John Rutter composition of the same name for choir and brass ensemble .
Other traditional Christmas selections include “Follow That Star,” “Sleigh Ride,” and “Hallelujah Chorus,” among others.
Auditions on schedule
The Community Choir is open to all singers interested in choral music.
Anyone interested in joining is welcome to come to the first rehearsal, try out the music, and then make a final decision on whether to join for the season.
If you need more information, visit www.lapeercountyconcertchoir.com or call Sarah Gardiner at 810-688-8708 or email email@example.com.
Tom Wearing started at the Tri-City Times in 1989, covering the village of Capac as a beat reporter. He then held positions as associate editor and editor-in-chief. Today he covers Imlay City and Almont as an editor. He loves music and plays drums and sings with various musical groups in the Detroit metro area.