Rehearsals for the upcoming fall season for the Goshen Community Chorale will begin on Tuesday evening, September 11th. The featured work we will be learning is Alice Parker’s “Melodious Accord” cantata, which we will be performing on Sunday evening, November 18th, at College Mennonite Church. “Melodious Accord” is based on folk hymns found in Genuine Church Music, a shaped-note hymnal of Joseph Funk, who lived in the community of Singing Glen, in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, in the early 1800’s. For this work the Chorale will be accompanied by a brass quartet and harp.
Alice Parker plans to come to Goshen for this event, which will include other local choral groups and which will be a festival of Alice’s music and a celebration of all this beloved composer, arranger and conductor has given to the world of music.
Rehearsals will be every Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 at College Mennonite Church until the performance. There will also be a dress rehearsal on Saturday morning, November 17th. The Chorale welcomes new members who have a background in choral singing and who wish to commit themselves to regular attendance at rehearsals and to learning challenging repertoire. Persons who are interested in joining the Chorale and participating in this concert should contact the music director, William Mateer, at 574-533-2562 or firstname.lastname@example.org.