The Chester River Chorale
Our mission is to provide opportunity, education, and inspiration for amateur singers to strive for artistic excellence. We entertain diverse audiences and enrich the cultural life of the community.
The Chester River Chorale is a vibrant all-volunteer, 85-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.
- Venue: Garfield Center for the Arts
- Saturday, May 27, 11:30am
- Part of the Chestertown Tea Party Festival!
Presented by the 2017 Chestertown Tea Party Festival, this 25-minute program featuring the Chester Chamber Singers will include music honoring our national heritage. Three members of the Chester Chamber Singers will be featured as soloists: Helen Clark, Bonnie Keating, and Nevin Dawson. This performance is free and open to the public.
Admission is free, with a free-will donation welcomed.