‘Music in the Air’ for Schoharie Valley Singers

The Schoharie Valley Singers are beginning rehearsals for the group’s 44th concert season entitled, “Music in the Air.”
Rehearsals start on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. and will be held at the Latter Day Saints Church at 141 Church St. in Central Bridge. There will be a potluck beginning at 6 p.m.

New and returning singers of all ages and ability levels are welcome to join. Registration for the season will be conducted both online and in-person. The cost of registration is $25 for all adult members, and free for students.

Online registration may be accessed through the Schoharie Valley Singers’ Facebook page @SchoharieValleySingers and website: www.schoharievalleysingers.org. Requests for the link may also be sent to schoharievalleysingers@gmail.com. In-person registration will begin at 6 p.m. on Aug. 23.

For the first time since the pandemic began, vaccinations will not be required for singers, and masks will be optional. Singers will continue to be seated three feet apart.

“The title ‘Music in the Air’ comes from a wonderful choral arrangement we will be singing this fall,” said Artistic Director Benjamin April in a release from the group. “But the phrase also describes my attitude towards community music as we emerge from what is hopefully the worst of the pandemic.

“With vaccines widely available, the mood is becoming lighter and group singing is becoming safer. We are encouraging folks who have sung with us in the past to return, and new folks to join us. We hope to fill the air with music this fall.”

The concert will feature 11 choral selections, including Eric Whitacre’s “Seal Lullaby,” Morten Laurdisen’s “Sure, On This Shining Night,” and a musical setting of Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken” arranged by April.

Concerts are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 9, at the Latter Day Saints Church in Central Bridge, and Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Duanesburg Reformed Presbyterian Church. Both concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m.

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