Community chorus practice starts Tuesday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Community Chorus will begin rehearsals for its 52nd season and Christmas program at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

This rehearsal will begin preparations for the upcoming “Sounds of Christmas” concert. All rehearsals will be 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays in the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church, 395 Hamilton Ave. in Kingsford.

The Christmas concert will be presented Nov. 26-27 at the Kingsford High School auditorium.

The chorus will be under the leadership of principal conductor Crystal Hogan, with Gail Vornkahl as the associate conductor. Jean Panek will be accompanist for the group. John Calo continues as assistant director.

“We have planned an outstanding selection of music that will be exciting for singers and audience alike,” Hogan said.

There is no charge for membership in the chorus, and there are no auditions. However, prospective new members should possess some knowledge of choral singing.

The children’s chorus, under the direction of Dawn Kranz, will begin rehearsals at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, and continue on the same nights as the adult choir.

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