Singers wanted: Lititz Community Chorus re-forming

By on April 19, 2017

One performance only!

The Lititz Community Chorus is re-forming, this time as part of the yearlong remembrance of the 200th continuous Independence Day Celebration in the Lititz Springs Park. Voices are needed, offering singers a chance to be a part of history.

The chorus performed in 1976 as the Lititz Bicentennial Choir, in 2000 as the Mayor’s Millennial Lititz Community Choir, and again in 2007 with a chamber orchestra for the Lititz 250 Birthday Celebration.

The 2017 Lititz Community Chorus will perform on Saturday, May 27, in conjunction with the Lititz Arts Festival in the Lititz Springs Park from 2 p.m. until dark.

The chorus will sing three pieces: “Distant Land,” “Fiddle I Fee,” and “I Sing Because I’m Happy.” The group will also perform “America the Beautiful” with the Lititz Community Band, and a finale number, “Stars and Stripes Forever,” with the Lancaster Symphony. Heidi Limbert is coordinating the music and will direct the community chorus.

“Over the past 40 years we have enjoyed the gathering together on these memorial occasions the voices of Lititz in a Community Chorus,” said Limbert. “The Community Chorus is a representation of our many different churches and our singing community at large. We hope to fill Lititz Springs Park with the voices of Lititz for this memorial and grand event. Please sign up.”

Three chorus rehearsals will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays May 6, 13, and 20, in the chapel of Grace Church, 501 W. Lincoln Avenue, Lititz.

The May 27 (Memorial Day weekend) concert call for the community chorus is 5:30 p.m., to rehearse with the symphony and the band. The full program will run from 6:45 to 9 p.m. with an intermission to allow transition of musicians and instruments.

Performances will be in the Lititz Springs Park with a rain location at Warwick High School.

The festival will feature concerts by several groups, including the Lititz Community Band, under the direction of Heidi Limbert, and the Lancaster Symphony, under the direction of Stephen Gunzenhauser.

Music must be ordered so registration is necessary by April 24. The best way to register is online at lititzcommunitychorus@gmail.com. Contact Heidi Limbert at 627-0747 with any questions.

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