Submitted by the Orcas Choral Society.
Do you love to sing? Especially with other people? The Orcas Choral Society has a deal for you. We’ve been singing together on Orcas for more than 40 years, with concerts in December and spring. Last year, with the pandemic, we sang via Zoom. We’re not quite ready to gather 50-strong for indoor rehearsals, but we are ready to start rehearsing by remote learning. We’ll get sheet music in hand, rehearsal parts on computer and start learning our parts this month. Call it Orcas Choral Karaoke.
Everyone who loves to sing and can carry a pitch and a part is welcome. We hope to begin regular rehearsals in mid-October for our Holiday Concert Dec. 4-5 at Orcas Center. If safety concerns preclude a full concert, we may yet be able to sing concert selections, perhaps all together, perhaps in small groups, in caroling engagements in December. Either way, we’ll be well prepared to perform. Artistic Director Marianne Lewis has created a concert of lovely, beloved and familiar choral music, mostly arrangements of Christmas carols. Singers will pick up their music folders at the Orcas Island Public Library beginning Sept. 14, and will receive the parts by e-mail.
Registration forms for the 2021-22 Orcas Choral Society concert year are available now in the community drop at the Orcas library’s front desk. Annual dues are $65 for an individual, $120 for a couple. We do require all members who attend in-person to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If you have questions, contact Lynn Baker, board president, at firstname.lastname@example.org or vice-president Tom Baldwin at 360-376- 6815.