Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Community Choir Celebrates The Season

The old town hall will rock this Saturday night with sounds of the Christmas and Solstice Season. Join Garden Valley Community Choir members for their 5th Annual Winter Concert, featuring sacred songs, festive carols and holiday favorites.

Four years ago last September, Rich and Robbie Wilson and Gary and Anita Sherwood were feeling the lack of a musical core in the valley and decided to put out the call for people who like to sing and perform, not knowing if anyone would respond. A group of folks showed for the first meeting and sat in a circle sharing their enthusiasm for the dream; within a few weeks, thirty choir members were rehearsing together for a possible concert, under the generous volunteer efforts of Director Gary Sherwood and accompanist Jodi Mabe.

That December, the choir made its first appearance as singers "just having fun". Some members are experienced musicians and performers, others have had a little of the spotlight in their pasts and others learn by ear and get through their laps in their own time. The choir has retained a cohesive group of about twenty and the sounds just keep getting better, with two different shows each year.

This season, the choir has already appeared at the LDS Community Christmas Dinner, the Downtown Crouch Tree Lighting, and the Community Holiday Concert and will entertain the Project Patch community next Tuesday. The Saturday concert will show off the repertoire they have been working on through the fall.

Bring the family for an evening of music and stay afterwards for refreshments and a little Christmastime mingling.

Where: Downtown Crouch Community Hall, 7:00 p.m., Saturday, December 11. For information about the choir, contact Gary Sherwood, at 208-462-2500.

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