Greater Falmouth Community Chorus Begins Rehearsals March 15 for “Swinging Into Summer”
Falmouth Community Chorus concert, December 2016, John J. Dulina, IV, conducting.
The Greater Falmouth Community Chorus, under the direction of John J. Dulina, IV, will begin rehearsals for its spring season on Wednesday, March 15, 7 PM, at the First Congregational Church of Falmouth, 68 Main Street, on the Village Green.
New members are welcome to join at this time. Returning and prospective singers are asked to arrive at 6:30 to pick up their music. Rehearsals run from 7 to 9 PM every Wednesday until the concerts, which take place on Saturday, June 10, at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, June 11, at 4 PM, at the First Congregational Church.
“The spring concerts are aptly titled ‘Swinging into Summer,’” said Dulina. “We have selected a great program of 20th century composers, with selections by Gershwin, Kern, Mancini, and a special sing-a-long of Stephen Foster’s music.”
Featured songs include “The Way You Look Tonight,” written by Jerome Kern with lyrics by Dorothy Fields; “All the Things You Are,” written by Kern with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein; and “Chattanooga Choo-Choo,” by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren.
The Greater Falmouth Community Chorus (formerly the Greater Falmouth Mostly All-Male Men’s Chorus) is an SATB (soprano-alto-tenor-bass) chorus. All are welcome to sing in the chorus; there are no auditions, and members do not need to know how to read music. Dues are $50, which includes sheet music and rehearsal CDs.
“The beauty of this chorus is that we sing a great variety of music,” said Marcy Franklin Lerner, president of the chorus. “Some of it can be very challenging, like the music we presented in December concert, which we worked astoundingly hard on. John is a very effective director, though, and the rehearsals are wonderfully helpful. People who are interested in joining should not be daunted by the challenge of reading music or the difficulty the music. We learn together, and there is great camaraderie in the group.”