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Choir Accepting Applications for the 2016 Bachert Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the Coshocton Community Choir's 2016 Bachert Scholarship. Named for Barbara Bachert, one of the choir’s most generous benefactors, the scholarship has been presented annually since 1988 to a Coshocton County high school senior or a current/former member of the Coshocton Community Choir to enable further musical study. The $1,000 scholarship is presented in honor of a retired county music teacher who has contributed to the cultural life of the Coshocton area. Applications may be obtained from local high school guidance counselors or for download here. The application form must be completed and received no later than April 15, 2016. Please send them to: The Coshocton Community Choir Scholarship Committee c/o The Presbyterian Church 142 N. Fourth St. Coshocton, Ohio 43812

February 3rd, 2016|Featured, News|

‘Gifts of Love’ the Theme for Choir’s Dec. 6 Concert

COSHOCTON, Ohio — Gifts of Love is the theme of the Coshocton Community Choir's Christmas Festival Concert on Sunday, December 6, at 3:00 p.m. The concert is under the direction of Charles R. Snyder and features the 100-voice adult choir (now in its 45th season); singers in grades four through eight in the Coshocton Singers (now in its 29th season); high school singers in the Coshocton Youth Chorale (in its 14th season); the Roscoe Brass Quintet; pianist Dickie Barrick; and other area musicians. Interspersed with the music is narration written by Reverend Richard Hoover. "In a season that’s become so focused on material gifts, I think we all need to be reminded of the gifts of love that surround us each day – gifts that are especially obvious at Christmas," said Snyder. "Since our first festival concert in 1987, we’ve tried to look at Christmas through a different lens each year. A line from one of our songs in our choir’s library, 'Come to the Manger' shares the words 'bring gifts of love, of joy, and brotherhood,' which gave me the idea for this year’s concert theme: 'Gifts of Love.'" Snyder says that when putting together a concert program it’s always a joy to include compositions and arrangements by some of his teachers and colleagues from over the years. "This year’s concert includes works by teachers/mentors Paul Christiansen, Donald Neuen and Harry Simeone, and by friends/colleagues John Ness Beck and Hal Hopson," shared Snyder. "The Choir enjoys Morten Lauriden’s contemporary setting of the ancient text, 'O Magnum Mysterium,' and I know the audience will especially like Paul Christiansen’s a cappella setting of 'O Holy Night' as well as Harry Simeone’s familiar arrangement of 'Do You [...]

November 30th, 2015|Featured, News|

Listen: ‘Bless This House’ featuring Choir soloist Chad Putka

"Bless This House" is new to the Coshocton Community Choir repertoire. Director Charles R. Snyder said he first heard it on the Crystal Cathedral, sung by former Miss America Dorothy Benham. He spent six months tracking the arrangement down. This recording features soloist Chad Putka. Enjoy!

September 12th, 2015|Featured, News|

Choir to sing special concert in New Philadelphia

"Day by Day" is the theme of a special preview of the Coshocton Community Choir's Spring Concert at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, April 19 at the New Philadelphia First United Methodist Church, 201 West High Avenue. The Dover Ars Nova Singers will join the Coshocton Community Choir in this concert. There is no admission cost to attend the concert, and a freewill offering will be collected. Rev. Jim Humphrey, Pastor with the First United Methodist Church and former member of the Coshocton Community Choir, encourages area residents to attend the concert. "We have such a wonderful musical tradition and talent in our area," said Humphrey. "This fine group of talented performers is well worth your time to hear and see. There are a number of New Philly and Dover people who are actually participants in the Coshocton Community Choir." The choir's founder and director, Charles R. Snyder, says that the title of a particular song often sparks the creative process, and such was the case for this year’s Spring concert. This year it is Paul J. Christiansen's setting of the Scandinavian hymn Day by Day. "Even though it has only been performed by our Choir three other times it is a favorite of those who know it," stated Snyder. "Day by Day talks about God bringing blessings to every day and reminding us that we are never alone as we journey through life." Lift Up Your Heads from Messiah takes the Choir back to its early history. For the first seven years Messiah was the 'standard fare' for concerts. The Heavens Are Telling was suggested by a Choir member as a piece for this spring. It fits into a group of songs that journeys through four [...]

April 14th, 2015|Featured, News|

Choir to perform ‘Day by Day’ April 26

"Day by Day" is the theme of the Coshocton Community Choir's Spring Concert at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, April 26. Over 200 musicians from throughout central Ohio in the adult choir, the Coshocton Children's Choir, the Coshocton Youth Chorale, the Roscoe Brass, and accompanist, Dickie Barrick will perform at Coshocton High School's McKinley Auditorium. The choir's founder and director, Charles R. Snyder, says that the title of a particular song often sparks the creative process, and such was the case for this year’s Spring concert. This year it is Paul J. Christiansen's setting of the Scandinavian hymn Day by Day. "Even though it has only been performed by our Choir three other times it is a favorite of those who know it," stated Snyder. "Day by Day talks about God bringing blessings to every day and reminding us that we are never alone as we journey through life." There are two pieces for double choir: Let All the Nations Praise the Lord and Lord, Let at Last Thine Angels Come which features the Community Choir and the Youth Chorale. "It is always a neat experience for both groups when they can sing together," added Snyder. Lift Up Your Heads from Messiah takes the Choir back to its early history. For the first seven years Messiah was the 'standard fare' for concerts. The Heavens Are Telling was suggested by a Choir member as a piece for this spring. It fits into a group of songs that journeys through four musical time periods: baroque, classical, romantic, and twentieth century. "Down by the Riverside is always a popular number because it features all of the choirs, the Roscoe Brass Quintet, Dickie Barrick at the piano and the audience even [...]

April 14th, 2015|News|

Choir Accepting Bachert Scholarship Applications

Applications are now being accepted for The Coshocton Community Choir Bachert Scholarship. Each year this scholarship is presented in honor of a retired Coshocton County music teacher

February 15th, 2015|News|

Encore! Honors Choir to Perform Feb. 15

Many Voices, One Song is the theme of The Encore! Honors Choir performance at the Coshocton Presbyterian Church on Sunday, February 15 at 3:00 p.m.  Approximately 65 singers from the inaugural Encore! Honors Choir will be converging on Coshocton on Saturday, February 14.  They will travel from all points in Ohio and from college campuses in several states for a weekend of reunion and music making, culminating in the 3:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon concert. The 20th edition of the Cardinal Chorale, chosen from last summer's Encore! Choir, will also sing in the performance. The Encore! Honors Choir will be conducted by Charles R. Snyder and Beth E. Vaughn, and accompanied by pianists Caroline S. Heading, Matthew P. Downing and Matthew K. McTeague, and percussionist Matthew H. Hayes. Conductor, Charles R. Snyder says that the concert will include sacred and classical selections, patriotic favorites, songs from stage and screen, and several songs from the Fred Waring collection at Penn State University. The Coshocton Community Choir will join the Encore! Choir for the finale. 'Come, Lift Your Voice and Sing,' written for the Encore! Honors Choir by Columbus composer Garry A. Cornell, will also be featured at the concert, along with his arrangement of America - 'Let Mortal Tongues Awake,' and his setting of the old Irish blessing, which he has titled 'Song of Farewell.' "Audience favorites will include 'Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah,' 'Let Me Call You Sweetheart,' 'The New Girl in Town,' and the gospel song, 'Praise His Holy Name'," added Snyder. The first Encore! Honors Choir met last August at Hallowed Hills Camp near Zanesville, and 95 enthusiastic singers participated. The comprehensive program included rehearsals, class voice lessons, daily workshops, interest sessions and recreation, evening concerts and campfires. [...]

February 8th, 2015|News|

Composer Rehearses Latest Anthem with Choir

Popular choral music composer, Garry A. Cornell, was at the Coshocton Community Choir's most recent rehearsal to conduct his latest piece, "Rejoice, Believers!" that he wrote for the group.

November 16th, 2014|Featured, News|

Choirs to Perform ‘Tidings of Peace’ Dec. 7

Over 200 singers and musicians from central Ohio participate in this annual Christmas concert. The choir, now in its 43rd season, has commissioned a number of arrangements from well-known composers. At this concert, the choir will premier a new piece written by Columbus composer, Garry A. Cornell entitled, "Rejoice, Believers!", which was commissioned by the Coshocton Community Choir. Musical selections span the centuries with classics from each era being performed. This concert features the 100-voice adult choir, the children's choir and the teen choir, all performing a mix of sacred and secular choral music. Ticket Prices - $10 adults and $5 students and they are available at the door or online at www.CoshoctonCommunityChoir.org. Details: Tidings of Peace ~ Coshocton Community Choir Festival Concert 3:00 p.m. | December 7, 2014 McKinley Auditorium, Coshocton High School 1205 Cambridge Road, Coshocton, Ohio 43812 740-623-6554 | www.CoshoctonCommunityChoir.org Reserve your tickets below! Online event registration for Coshocton Community Choir Christmas Festival Concert powered by Eventbrite

November 16th, 2014|News|

Coshocton Youth Chorale Adds New Singers

The Coshocton Youth Chorale, sponsored by the Coshocton Community Choir, has added several new singers. The Youth Chorale includes area high school students in grades 9-12. They will perform during the Coshocton Community Choir Concert on December 7 at CHS McKinley Auditorium. New singers include: Hallee Anderson, Michael Belt, CJ Buckler, Kaitlyn Clark, Samantha Clark, Justin Conner, Elizabeth Ferris, Bryce Hains, Christa Lain, Lauren Johnson, Jarod Kaufman, Michael Kelley, Xavier Lewis, Kyla Lyons, Rowan Roberts, Shawn Smalley, Shawn Warren, Quinn Wherley and Alonja Weigert. 'Tidings of Peace' is the theme of the Coshocton Community Choir's Festival Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 7, at 3:00 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $10 for adults and $5 for students and will be available from choir members, at the door or by calling Business Manager, Lee Bown at (740) 622-3960. Tickets can be purchased online at www.CoshoctonCommunityChoir.org. Pre-sale tickets are also available from these outlets: Liberty Lady in Roscoe Village; Triplitt Pharmacy, Buehler's Foodmarket, and Marilyn's Natural Foods in Coshocton; Home Loan Savings Bank in West Lafayette and at Baker's Foods in Newcomerstown. Find out more about the Coshocton Community Choir, the Coshocton Children's Choir, and the Coshocton Youth Chorale by calling the choir office at (740) 623-0554, on the Coshocton Community Choir Facebook page, or on their website www.CoshoctonCommunityChoir.org. Pictured in the photo L-R: (Front Row) Christa Lain, Kaitlyn Clark, Alonja Weigert, Michael Belt, Shawn Warren, Quinn Wherley, Lauren Johnson, Hallee Anderson,  and Elizabeth Ferris (Second Row) CJ Buckler, Shawn Smalley, Michael Kelley, Kyla Lyons, Samantha Clark, Jarod Kaufman, Xavier Lewis, and Justin Conner. (Not Pictured) – Rowan Roberts and Bryce Hains

November 16th, 2014|News|