By Linda Parker
Special to The PREVIEW
They say the “third time is a charm” and the Sisters in Song community women’s chorus is ready to embark on its third year of making beautiful music together.
The choir is again being sponsored by the Pagosa Springs Girls Choir (PSGC) and it is open to all women in Pagosa and surrounding areas who love to sing. Ladies in the community are invited to be a part of this women’s chorus that will share the stage with PSGC at its annual spring concert, which will be held on May 10.
The chorus will begin rehearsals on Feb. 27 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 from Broadway musicals. Familiar hits like “Everybody Rejoice” from “The Wiz,” “Sunrise, Sunset” from “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Popular” from “Wicked” are a few of the selections that 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 $15 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.”
The Women’s Chorus has been 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 life. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.