Choral Society starts season with Rob Landes
By Peggie MillerPerforming arts columnist
While you’re writing those checks to the myriad of volunteer arts groups on the local scene, tuck one in for THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY CHORAL SOCIETY.
The choristers, with director ANN LEE, are beginning their 39th season with longtime standby entertainer ROB LANDES on Oct. 5. This one also includes the traditional barbecue dinner enthusiasts have come to expect.
“Rob spreads his magic over the keyboard in all things lovely for the evening,” Lee wrote.
Concert title Oct. 5 is “Love Is in the Air.”
Love really does promise to be in the air that evening when the choral society bids an emotional adieu to LOU LEONARD, its accompanist for several years.
“But it’s a happy farewell,” Lee added. “Or as happy as such can be, because Lou is going to simplify her life, and enjoy retirement.”
In Leonard’s stead will be CRAIG STEPHAN, a popular guest artist who made an appearance at the spring MCCS concert.
Dec. 10 focuses on the Christmas season with “Holiday Spirits.” The sensational PEET JUNIOR HIGH TREBLE CHOIR is guaranteed to lift moods with joy, presenting music for choir, brass, percussion and organ.
April Fool’s Day brings — what else — “Musical Jokes.”
“Who knew April Fool’s Day could really be taken seriously?” Lee asked.
The MCCS volunteer members sing because they love to and because they are willing to share their joyfulness with the community. Ticket costs remain ridiculously low at $36 each, and that includes the dinner/show on October 5! Supporters are requested to include a donation when they mail their checks to Post Office Box 1375, Conroe 77305. In addition, contributors may include an amount to underwrite tickets for the elderly or disabled. Those who give financial support to MCCS may be listed in the Christmas and spring programs.
Visit www.mcchoral.org for more.
Montgomery County Choral Society: Press
The Montgomery County Choral Society has grown steadily both in numbers and performance quality since its formation in 1972. Presently the membership averages around 90 singers, including young adults to retired persons. We come from varied professions and levels of musical training and experience. Formerly called The Conroe Chorale, the group has attracted singers from all parts of Montgomery County and beyond. In 1988, the name of the organization was changed to reflect its membership. Each concert season includes three performances in Conroe. The group also performs each year at public gatherings and for special groups. Professional musicians are employed for major concerts, producing an appealing blend of professional musicians and amateur talent. The Choral Society has commissioned and premiered new works. Since 1987, the group has awarded scholarships to outstanding choral students in area high schools. The Choral Society has made three international concert tours to England, Wales, Ireland, and Europe.