Six-week acapella chorus created for singers of all ages; concert to be June 27
Members of MountainTown Singers watch area residents smile then join in during the chorus’ local appearances. They see that singing forges bonds and brings the community together.
They also know many residents can’t make an extended commitment to a chorus but that they would love to try chorus singing, which leads to MountainTown Family Chorus.
This new program is for grandparents, parents and children at least 10 years old, for couples, cousins, siblings and friends who are like family. Choral singing experience and the ability to read music are NOT required.
“Singing with other people is an incredible experience,” said Joe McDonald, president of MountainTown Singers barbershop harmony chorus. “MountainTown Family Chorus gives area residents the opportunity to come together and make great summer memories.”
The acappella chorus will have weekly Thursday evening rehearsals starting May 23. The proposed schedule runs from 7 to 8:30 pm. The “Short Season” will conclude with two songs performed during the MountainTown Singers’ June 27 summer concert in Staples Family Concert Hall on the campus of Central Michigan University.
“Moms and dads have said they’d love to sing in a chorus with their kids,” McDonald said. “A wife and husband told me this is the perfect way to kick off the summer. One community member said he and his sister sing in choirs at different churches, yet they’ve never sung together. MountainTown Family Chorus creates those opportunities.”