Membership

Chorus Invites Additional Singers to Join Tenth Anniversary Spring Session

The Lakeshore Community Chorus is excited about its upcoming Tenth Anniversary Concert and would like to invite additional singers to audition for the Spring Session. Weekly Thursday rehearsals begin February 27th and continue until the final concert on May 17th at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. The chorus is under the artistic direction of Nancy Plantinga, with Vivian Adel Boot serving as accompanist.

The 40-plus adult members of LCC represent communities from South Haven to Grand Haven, many who have been rehearsing and performing together since the Spring of 2010, while others have joined in the past two or three years. Most of the singers read music, some do not. All learn through rehearsals and practice recordings. Rehearsal attendance, having a good sense of pitch, and willingness to work hard together as a team are required!

This Spring is a special time to join the chorus. The theme for the 10th Anniversary Concert is “A Season to Remember.” It will include chorus members’ favorite choral selections from the last 10 years of LCC spring concerts. As a special feature, this celebratory concert will include LCC alumni singers, accompanists and directors, as well as the Saugatuck High School Choir. The concert will debut a commissioned work, “Spirit of the Lake,” written for the Lakeshore Community Chorus by internationally-recognized composer David Brunner, with lyrics by Linda Nemec Foster, award-winning writer and first poet laureate of Grand Rapids and co-author of the Michigan notable book, “The Lake Michigan Mermaid.” During this celebratory season, LCC will also be performing on May 15th at the Allegan High School Performing Art Center with Allegan High School Choirs.

Please contact Nancy Plantinga at lakeshorecommunitychorus@gmail.com or call (616)405-3399 if you are interested in auditioning to sing with this dynamic group during this Tenth Anniversary season. Check the website lakeshorecommunitychorus.org for more information about the chorus.

The Lakeshore Community Chorus is a 501(c)(3) organization and is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, Michigan Council for the Arts & Cultural Affairs, Allegan County Community Foundation, and the generosity of our lakeshore communities.

Expectations for Chorus Members:

  • Expenses/concert attire. Each member pays a $45 participation fee for each session (spring and fall). There is also a one-time purchase of concert attire: $20 for women’s blouses or men’s shirts. The chorus provides neckwear, as well as skirts for women and vests for men. Men must provide their own black slacks.
  • Attendance. Rehearsal attendance is essential to achieve a quality performance level. Rehearsals begin just after Labor Day, ending with the holiday concert in early December. They resume in early March and end with the spring concert.
  • Preparation. Members are expected to practice and learn their music in between rehearsals. A variety of tools are provided by the director and on the website (lakeshorecommunitychorus.org) to assist with home practice; e.g., CDs and digital recordings of each song with individual vocal parts prominently played/heard.