Dear Friends, Welcome to tonight’s concert, “I Will Rouse the Dawn.” It is our hope that you are thrilled by the breadth and diversity of the selections. This concert is the most eclectic and original concert that we have offered. Each piece brings a unique interpretation of the Psalms, employing language and style that spans the globe.
You may notice that our singers roster has grown this year. Many names you will recognize and there are many new, fresh faces. We are thrilled with our increased numbers and the fullness of our ensemble. If you or someone you know may be interested in joining us, audition information will be available on our website this summer. We’d love to have you. Thank you to all our donors and sponsors. This chorus would not exist if we didn’t have your generous donations. If you’d like to donate to Springfield Choral Society this evening, there are envelopes available at the ticket area. Please, consider supporting us with your individual contribution. If you have a business or know of a business who might be interested in becoming a corporate sponsor, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d be happy to discuss a sponsorship or contribution with them.
Our sincere thanks to First United Methodist Church Springfield for the use of their choir room for our rehearsals. As we have grown, the larger, more accommodating facilities have allowed us to serve our singers better. Their staff makes each encounter a joy! We would also like to acknowledge Central Baptist Church. They are most gracious to offer their beautiful sanctuary and instrument to host us for this evening’s concert. The clergy and staff have welcomed us warmly and have worked diligently to make us feel at home.
Personally, and collectively, I want to express our sincere gratitude to Jake Woollen. Our fabulous director and fearless leader, who brings consistent energy and unique insight to Monday evenings. Our singers look forward to rehearsals and each one retreats recharged musically and spiritually. You have propelled our organization forward and continue to challenge and inspire us! Enjoy the concert! We look forward to seeing you again on December 9th.
President- Springfield Choral Society