The Third Mother Lode Community Chorus Festival featuring five Choruses representing singers from four counties will be held Friday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m. at Calvary Chapel located at 19889 Soulsbyville Road, Soulsbyville, CA. Admission is free. For more information contact John Carter at (209) 588-5214.
The Mother Lode Community Chorus Festival is an opportunity for choral singers in the Central Mother Lode to hear and see other singers that participate in group singing. According to festival organizer and Columbia College Music Professor, John Carter, “chorus members up here in the Mother Lode are fairly isolated from each other. This event is meant to encourage each other as we sing and provide music to our various communities and to really drive home the point that we, in the Central Sierra Region, have much in common with each other as singers.”
Participating choruses include the following: The Mountain Melody Singers (Mountain Ranch), Greeley Hill Chorus (Greeley Hill/Mariposa), Pine Cone Singers (Groveland), Sonora Hills Chorus (Sonora) and The Columbia College Community Chorus (Sonora). “These choruses vary in size and perform different kinds of music from one another,” said Carter. “But we all love choral singing and enjoy singing for our communities. The Festival has been so enthusiastically received by the singers and the community that we decided to do it again.”
The public is welcome to attend. The conclusion of the program will be America the Beautiful sung by the massed Choruses.