SANBORNTON — The Mountain Lake Chorale will be returning to the Sanbornton Congregational Church-UCC to perform on Friday evening, Nov. 8. Since the date is close to Veterans' Day, the Chorale will be performing some patriotic numbers as well as other selections from their repertoire.
The MLC was started in April of 2009 and now has 14 members under the direction of Leslie McDonnell. The members of the group collectively travel about 575 miles to rehearse together each week. Members of the Chorale hail from 9 states originally and live in 10 different towns in the Lakes Region. Five members have Bachelors of Music or Music Education Degrees and two have Masters of Music Degrees. Ten members play a total of 14 instruments. The singers in this Chorale have performed in 14 different states and in 29 foreign countries.
All together the members have performed with over 200 singing groups for a total of well over 700 years when they are all added up.
Another interesting fact about the group is that three of the men have run in the Boston Marathon.
There will be a freewill offering taken at the door that will benefit the work of the Sanbornton Congregational Church-UCC in the community. Those attending may enjoy refreshments in the undercroft following the concert.