Sisters in Song Women’s Chorus to begin rehearsals

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By Linda Parker
Special to The PREVIEW

Are you tired of the cold weather and shoveling snow? Well, come sing your troubles away and join the Sisters in Song community women’s chorus that is again being sponsored by the Pagosa Springs Girls Choir (PSGC).

Ladies in the community are invited to be a part of a women’s chorus that will share the stage with the PSGC at its annual spring concert, which will be held on May 9.

The chorus will begin rehearsals on March 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Community United Methodist Church. Rehearsals will continue each Tuesday evening until the concert in May.

The women’s chorus will sing a selection of quality choral music of days gone by. Familiar hits like “Ain’t Misbehavin,” “Someone to Watch Over Me” and an arrangement of the beautiful “You Raise Me Up” will delight Pagosans.

“The music will be fun yet challenging,” said Linda Parker, director of the women’s group. “No prior experience is required to be a part of the choir, only a $10 fee to help offset the cost of the music. Reading music is always helpful, but there will be enough rehearsal time to learn the music, and we’re hoping to have rehearsal CDs available.”

The Women’s Chorus is being formed to offer the girls of PSGC the opportunity to sing with a women’s chorus.

Conceived by Parker last year, the chorus will allow the girls to meet some Pagosa ladies who have enjoyed music throughout their lives. The chorus will have its own part of the spring concert, singing several tunes alone, then finishing the concert with a combined number of the women and the girls.

“I am excited to offer Pagosa ladies the opportunity to share their love of music and singing and to give them an opportunity to perform. We musicians are hams, and we love to perform,” said Parker.

So that the correct amount of music can be ordered, please let Parker know if you are interested in singing. Her email is singpagosa@gmail.com and her phone number is 264-1434.

“We’re looking forward to meeting new friends, having an entertaining time, and being a part of a unique experience in Pagosa Springs,” Parker said.