Community Chorus showcases wealth of talent

Published 2:34 pm Friday, December 15, 2023

The 50th Anniversary program of the Community Chorus was a Tour de Force for everybody, including the audience! We were treated to a parade of conductors, accompanists, soloists and brass players.

The concert was followed by a great party in the cafeteria, so I was able to see many friends there. This was the first year that I did not tune the piano. 

I cannot go through the entire program and write a bit about everybody, but I do need to mention a few: I was pleased to hear Dr. Beth Child perform a rousing piano solo; we enjoyed getting to see friend Art Brown sitting one seat over from his usual spot directly behind the conductor, also hearing him sing in a quartet; I was able to sing the bass line in the audience sing-along, something I could not do with TubaChristmas®!

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And of course we were pleased to see Alex Tapp move from the chorus to a drum, and later the tympani and the glockenspiel. And we did not recognize friend Andy Millard in full beard as he sang a solo, only to depart for the Tryon Little Theater where he has a role in tonight’s performance!

This program shows once again what a wealth of talent resides in our midst, and the opportunities they have to share with us. May God Bless ’em all as we celebrate once again the birth of our Savior.    


Garland O. Goodwin