Published DateGILFORD — Lakes Region Singers, the well-known community choral group that performs at First United
Methodist Church on Route 11-A in Gilford, launched their spring concert season with an
advisory board meeting on Monday, January 28, and a first rehearsal on Tuesday, January 29.
The advisory board consists of LRS director Karen Jordan and LRS members Mary Albert, Kelly
Cleveland, Charlotte Cox, Lorraine Gebhardt, Paul Stickney, Betty Welch, and Rachel Young.
The planners met to discuss performing in additional locations, increasing options for sponsors
and advertisers, and recruiting more male members of the chorus.
According to Jordan, "We could really use some additional tenor and bass voices in our growing
membership. There is no audition, so all you need is a desire to sing and a willingness to learn. Whatever your age, from high school on up, if you have an interest, come on out to our next rehearsal on Tuesday, February 5, and test the waters with our congenial group of singers."
The Youth Chorus for youngsters aged 7-14 rehearses every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m., and the Adult Chorus rehearses on the same evenings at 7:30 p.m. "We welcome more young voices, but we also want to reach out to high school singers in our community and encourage them to consider joining the adult chorus," said Jordan. "These are great opportunities to start singing with a large group, we're expanding every season, and we do have fun."
In the two spring concerts scheduled for Friday, May 3, and Sunday, May 5, the Adult Chorus program will feature songs by Cole Porter and George Gershwin, plus swing/jazz/big band favorites like "It's De-Lovely" and "Flip, Flop, and Fly," and include medleys from familiar Broadway musicals such as Wicked and Les Miserables.
The Youth Chorus will sing pieces like "Ordinary Day" from the movie Charlotte's Web and "Whole New World" from the movie Aladdin. They will also join with the adults in performing "Let There Be Peace on Earth."