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Lakeshore Community Chorus would like to invite local singers, including high school and college students, to join the chorus for the upcoming spring session. Auditions will be held in late January and February in order to check each singer for their vocal range and music listening and reading skills. Rehearsals generally occur weekly on Thursday evenings at the First Congregational Church in Saugatuck and will begin March 2nd, culminating in the spring concert on May 21st at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts.
The theme for the spring concert is “Route 66 Road Trip.” The chorus will be “driving” the audience along the famous and historic Route 66, starting in Chicago and ending in Los Angeles. Some of the selections to be performed include “Route 66,” “Sweet Home Chicago,” “Shenandoah,” “Kansas City,” and “Hooray for Hollywood.” Several songs will incorporate an instrumental jazz combo.
In addition to a spring session, the chorus is active in fall and winter. It performed its first live holiday concert since the onset of Covid 19 to a soldout crowd this past December. Some members of the chorus also sang for the holiday market at the SCA and the annual Saugatuck Holiday parade. A performance at Freedom Village in Holland was fun for all in attendance (including the chorus!). LCC also hosted the first annual community holiday carol sing-a-long at Coughlin Park. “We are greatly looking forward to bringing more music to our community this spring,” said Nancy Plantinga, Artistic Director for the Lakeshore Community Chorus.
Singers interested in auditioning should contact Nancy Plantinga, firstname.lastname@example.org or 616 405 3399, to schedule an appointment.
The Lakeshore Community Chorus is thrilled to be back On Stage & Live for our annual holiday choral performance on Sunday December 4th, 4 pm at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, 400 Culver Street, Saugatuck. There is no better way to prepare your heart and soul for the holiday season than to enjoy a holiday choral performance! So mark your calendar for December 4th at 4 pm! One Performance Only!
You don’t want to miss “Holiday Reflections” featuring a wide variety of seasonal choral selections. The chorus is under the direction of Nancy Plantinga, with piano accompanist, Daniel Tague. Also showcased will be brass and percussion instrumentalists.
The Lakeshore Community Chorus fosters community engagement by performing diverse choral music and sponsoring related programs for the education and enjoyment of members and audiences in our surrounding lakeshore communities.
Programming is supported in part by the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. Holiday Reflections is a Lakeshore Community Chorus event held at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts.