The Chester River Chorale
Providing opportunity and inspiration for amateur singers to strive for artistic excellence.
The Chester River Chorale is a vibrant all-volunteer, eighty-five-voice community chorus in its 18th season of performing a wide variety of choral music in the Kent County community. Under the leadership of inspiring choral director and experienced professional singer Douglas D. Cox, the Chorale presents several concerts each holiday season and spring.
The Chorale, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, includes members from several Eastern Shore counties, with a range of experience from graduate-level music training to church choir members to "shower-stall singers." While some experience in choral singing is desirable, there is no requirement either for an audition or the ability to read music. Members range in age from teenagers to octogenarians and come together through a love of singing, of learning new music, and of expanding their musical skills. If you love to sing, join us!
The Chorale's repertoire features classical masterworks and other sacred and contemporary music, including Broadway show tunes, spirituals, folk, pop and contemporary classical. The annual concert schedule includes A Chester River Holiday, a spring concert, and Independence Forever! to kick off the annual Chestertown Tea Party Festival. The Chorale has also performed with the National Music Festival Symphony Orchestra for five seasons.
Friday, December 2nd at 7:30 p.m. & Saturday, December 3rd at 1:00 p.m.
As December begins, the Chester River Chorale will herald Christmas and Chanukah with its 18th annual presentation of A Chester River Holiday. The treble voices of the Chester River Youth Choir will again join in for the celebration in the beautiful sanctuary of the Presbyterian Church of Chestertown for two performances. From dancing through a Baroque Magnificat in Latin to racing through Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride, the 90-voice Chorale's program will hit all the high notes—religious and secular—of the holiday.
- Friday, December 2nd at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, December 3rd at 1:00 p.m.
- Presbyterian Church of Chestertown
Suggested donations at the door are $15. No tickets will be sold. The Chorale has been performing to full houses for the past several years, so patrons are urged to come at least 15 minutes early to be assured of being seated.