The Majesty and Glory of Handel's Messiah
Begins Monday, September 9, 2019 7:00 to 9:00
Trinity United Methodist Church, 1310 North Main St, Lapeer
September 9, 2019
Dear Friends and Fellow Choral Musicians,
I am very excited about the beginning of our 52nd fall season, The Majesty and Glory of Handel’s Messiah, and your commitment to sing with us this choral masterwork and other musical selections for our fall concerts. As I begin my fourth season with the Lapeer County Concert Choir, I have high musical expectations for our rehearsals and performances of Messiah. During our first three years you have continued to amaze me how you rise to the occasion to meet the musical challenges put before you. It is very rewarding to me to hear you sing as the choir continues its tradition of striving for choral excellence.
Each singer in our group brings a level of musicianship that contributes to the choral sound and excellence of our choir. Each person in our choir has a special gift that contributes to the personality of our choir. It is my goal that as a choir we encourage each other to grow musically and personally during our time together. Choral music is unique in that it allows singers from diverse backgrounds and experiences to come together and create musical expressions comparable to a professional orchestra.
As we look forward to a wonderful season of music making our 52nd spring season, The Majesty of Brahms’ Requiem, will explore the biblical words of encouragement and comfort set to the moving and uplifting music of Johannes Brahms. Brahms’ A German Requiem is another of the great choral masterworks that has the emotional power to move its performers and audiences to an experience that cannot be expressed in words. The music for our fall season will communicate the message of hope fulfilled followed by a spring season with a message of comfort and encouragement. As a choir, we have the opportunity to impact our community with words of hope and encouragement.
I would like to close by giving you a brief insight to our 53rd season.
The guiding theme for this season with be Reflections of …. It will be an opportunity for us to musically reflect on past life experiences that remind of us of what is important. I am looking forward to working and talking with each of you throughout the year.
Dr. Eddie Howell
The Lapeer County Concert Choir is proud to announce Isabel Huffaker as the recipient of its 2019/2020 Music Scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to promote and encourage a lifelong participation in choral singing. The scholarship is available to members of the choir pursuing a college or technical degree with special consideration given to those considering or pursuing music studies.
Isabel is beginning her college career this fall attending Mott Community College on the Lapeer campus. She joined the Lapeer County Concert Choir for the 2019 spring season and will be singing with the choir for the 2019 fall season preparation and performance of Handel’s Messiah. During the choir’s 2017 fall season Isabel played auxiliary percussion for the Christmas concerts. Isabel’s passion for singing and her smile are wonderful additions to the choir. Congratulations Isabel!
To receive information about the Lapeer County Concert Choir Music Scholarship contact Pam Painter, secretary, at .