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A chorus of approval

Published on December 4, 2018 3:47PM

The Tillamook Community Chorus promises an inspiring and unique holiday celebration this Saturday, Dec. 8, as it presents a concert titled “Peace, Community, Christmas.”

The concert will feature a compilation of traditional, contemporary and multi-cultural vocal works, performed by the four-part chorus and soloists. Tillamook High School Choir Director Andrew Bergh will direct the concert, with Barbara Richmond accompanying the group on piano.

Saturday’s concert will start at 3 pm at Tillamook United Methodist Church, 3808 12th Street. Admission is free, but a $5 donation is suggested, with proceeds benefiting the nonprofit chorus. Refreshments will be served and there will also be a raffle of three Christmas baskets. Guests who make a $5 admission donation will receive one complimentary raffle ticket.

Formed in 1981, the 35-member Tillamook Community Chorus describes itself as “a group of friends who love to sing.” Some members have been singing together for many years while others are brand new to the group. Each year, the chorus performs two formal concerts at local venues and sings at the annual Veterans Day celebration. Some years, the group goes holiday caroling, appears at Monday Musical Club events or sings at other special occasions by request.

Singers of all ages and skill levels are invited and encouraged to join; there are no auditions. The chorus rehearses on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the choir room at Tillamook High School.

For more information, contact Ron Watson at 541-992-3575.

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