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Cardinal Chorale To Perform ‘The Impossible Dream’

“The Impossible Dream” is the theme of the Cardinal Chorale’s special encore performance at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16. Forty-five young singers who were part of the group which toured throughout Ohio last summer will be performing in this concert. The Chorale’s encore performance will be accompanied by Caroline S. Heading and conducted by Charles R. Snyder, who founded the Cardinal Chorale in 1995.

“The 18th edition of the Chorale toured last summer, singing in Columbus, Westerville, Worthington, Marion, South Bass Island, Fremont, Fostoria, Lakeside, Sebring, and Roscoe Village,” said Snyder. “There were 15 concerts and 12 impromptu performances in all during that tour”.

The Chorale will sing a variety of music from the 70 songs performed on tour, including sacred selections, spirituals, music from stage and screen, a song from a French comic opera, patriotic favorites, and folk songs. They will also sing a set of songs by Rodgers and Hart and Cole Porter, arranged for Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians.

The concert is free and open to the public. An offering will be received to help cover expenses for the weekend. The Chorale will also sing for 10:30 a.m. worship on Sunday morning at The Coshocton Presbyterian Church, and will join church choirs for an offertory anthem.

The church is located at 142 N. 4th Street in Coshocton. For more information, contact the Coshocton Presbyterian Church at (740) 622-0486.

By |February 10th, 2014|Featured, News|0 Comments

From The Podium: A Note From Our Director

Dear Friends: For more than forty years, the Coshocton Community Choir’s yearly Christmas concerts have been part of our county’s celebration of Christmas. As you might surmise, there have been changes over the four decades. In the early years, there were 35 singers, and the musical fare was the same: the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah.

Thirty years ago, the Choir’s membership grew to include 100 singers. We became incorporated, elected officers, chose robes, purchased risers and an acoustic shell, and moved our concerts to Coshocton High School’s wonderful McKinley Auditorium to accommodate the expanded Choir and the larger audiences.

Twenty-seven years ago the concerts took on a new format. We chose and developed a theme, tied the concert “story” together with narration, and commissioned artwork and music to help bring the story to life. We began to include carols for audience participation and invited other musical groups to share in the music making: area handbell ringers, Tom Havelka’s CHS Chamber Choir, and later, River View High School’s Certified Gold Chorale.

The newly-formed Coshocton Children’s Choir sang at their first Christmas concerts in 1988, and in 1991 the Roscoe Brass Quintet made their first appearance with the Community Choir – a collaboration that continues to this day. The high school contingent of the Community Choir family, the Coshocton Youth Chorale, added their voices to our holiday concerts in 2003.

The Christmas Rose, the Community Choir’s 43rd Christmas concert, will herald the birth of Christ in two performances:

Sunday, December 8 3:00 p.m.
McKinley Auditorium Coshocton High School

Sunday, December 8 7:30 p.m.
McKinley Auditorium Coshocton High School

With the completion of the new Coshocton Elementary School, the parking lots at CHS are once again accessible from Cambridge Road. Since the configuration is somewhat […]

By |December 6th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Choirs To Perform ‘The Christmas Rose’ Dec. 8

COSHOCTON, Ohio — The Christmas Rose is the theme of the Coshocton Community Choir’s Festival Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 8, at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  Over 200 musicians from throughout central Ohio will weave together the Christmas Story at Coshocton High School’s McKinley Auditorium. Musical selections during the 90-minute concert span the centuries as the adult choir, the Children’s Choir, and the Youth Chorale, all under the direction of Charles R. Snyder, perform a mix of sacred and secular choral music.

“Christmas songs and scripture abound with imagery of flowers blooming in the desert,” said Snyder.  “Some songs see Jesus as the Christmas Rose; others speak of Mary as the flower that bore the Savior.  As always, choosing a new theme each year allows us to see the Christmas story through a different lens. Once again, our artist friend Tom Kulewicz has beautifully captured that in the logo he’s designed for this concert.”

This year’s concert narration has been written by The Reverend Richard K. Hoover, retired pastor of Roscoe United Methodist Church.  “His love of music and his ability to capture and relate scriptural truth with poetic beauty make him a natural for this task,” continued Snyder. “He also wrote the concert story for us in 2009. We are grateful that he agreed to tackle this task again.”

Snyder says the songs suggested by The Christmas Rose theme include the time-honored ‘Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming’;  composer friend Garry Cornell’s ‘One Perfect Flower’; the seasonal favorite, ‘Gesu Bambino’ by Pietro Yon; and Z. Randall Stroope’s hauntingly beautiful piece for women’s voices with piano and oboe, ‘There Is No Rose,’ based on an ancient Christmas text.

Other audience favorites will include Paul Christiansen’s setting of ‘O […]

By |November 25th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Coshocton Youth Chorale Adds New Singers

COSHOCTON, Ohio — 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 8 at CHS McKinley Auditorium.

New singers include: Maggie Myers, DJ Burkholder, Emma Hildreth, Morgan Lawrence, MacKenzie Doughty, Gretchen Lozowski, Kylie Art, Nathan Moses, Rebekah Peiter, Jacob Heading,  Samuel Hart, Wesley Cochran, Garrett Fabian, Cornelius Lewis, Timothy Meyers, Jacoby Spang, Cameron Burkholder, Meredith Free, Jordan Conner and Jared Norman

‘The Christmas Rose’ is the theme of the Coshocton Community Choir’s Festival Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 8, at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  Tickets for the concert are $10 for adults and $5 for students and will be available at the door or by calling Business Manager, Lee Bown at (740) 622-3960.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.CoshoctonCommunityChoir.org.

Tickets are also available from these outlets: Liberty Lady in Roscoe Village; Good News Bookstore, Buehlers Foodmarket, and Marilyn’s Natural Foods in Coshocton; Home Loan Savings Bank in West Lafayette and Baker’s Foods in Newcomerstown.

By |November 25th, 2013|News|0 Comments

New Singers Join Coshocton Children’s Choir

COSHOCTON,Ohio — The Coshocton Children’s Choir, sponsored by the Coshocton Community Choir, has added twenty-six new singers.  The Children’s Choir includes area students in grades 4 – 8.  They will perform during the Coshocton Community Choir Concert on December 8 at CHS McKinley Auditorium.

New singers include: Grace Miller, Rileigh Pease, Kindall Shaw, Quintin Kobel, Ryan Moses, Hanna Doberstein, Hattie Clark, Brady Albert, Jadyn Art, Jessica Johnson, Sydney Stewart, William Bullock, Jaidyn Brink, Justin Conner, Halley Jones, Mallory Aronhalt, Ruthie Cameron, Madison Miller,  Hannah Jacobs, Elizabeth Mikulik, Kenzie Potter,  Hallee Anderson,  Xavier Lewis, Jadn Lindig, Cayden Coffman and Kyle Moses.

‘The Christmas Rose’ is the theme of the Coshocton Community Choir’s Festival Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 8, at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  Tickets for the concert are $10 for adults and $5 for students and will be available at the door or by calling Business Manager, Lee Bown at (740) 622-3960.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.CoshoctonCommunityChoir.org.

Tickets are also available from these outlets: Liberty Lady in Roscoe Village; Good News Bookstore, Buehlers Foodmarket, and Marilyn’s Natural Foods in Coshocton; Home Loan Savings Bank in West Lafayette and Baker’s Foods in Newcomerstown.

By |November 21st, 2013|News|0 Comments

New singers join the Coshocton Community Choir

COSHOCTON, OH—The Coshocton Community Choir recently welcomed new members to their 100-voice choir.  Twelve new singers from Coshocton and surrounding counties will be participating in the upcoming The Christmas Rose Christmas Concert on December 8.  They include – Barb Karr, E. Luane Campbell, Kelsey Abel, Meghann Shalosky, Heath Chaney, Tyler Hahn, Chad Putka, Darren Wallace, Anthony Bible, Sam Scott, George Dickson, and Jacob Hollar.

The Coshocton Community Choir actually includes singers from not only Coshocton County but throughout Central Ohio including Newcomerstown, Dover, Mt. Vernon, Wooster, Zanesville, Cambridge, Westerville, Millersburg, Berlin, Dresden, Morrow, Pickerington, Worthington, Bakersville, Pataskala, Newark, East Liverpool, Mt. Gilead, Columbus, New Concord and Reynoldsburg.  It’s members range from high school age through senior citizens.

The Coshocton Community Choir is now is it 43rd season, and has commissioned several arrangements from well-known composers.  The choir was founded by and is conducted by Charles R. Snyder.

The Annual Fund Campaign is also underway for the Coshocton Community Choir.  For those interested in contributing financially to the Choir, contact Business Manager Lee Bown, at 427 Roscoe Street, Coshocton, OH 43812, or call her at (740) 622-3960. Contributions can also be made online at the Choir’s website www.CoshoctonCommunityChoir.org.  Contributing members receive complimentary tickets to the Choir’s concerts.

The Coshocton Community Choir’s Festival Christmas Concert will be held on Sunday, December 8, at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Coshocton High School’s McKinley Auditorium, located at 1205 Cambridge Road in Coshocton. The concert will feature the adult choir, the children’s choir and the youth chorale. Tickets for The Christmas Rose Festival Concert are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the door, on the website, or by calling Lee Bown at (740) 622-3960.

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By |November 10th, 2013|Featured, News|0 Comments

Eighth Graders Sing Final Concert With Choir

COSHOCTON, Ohio — Eleven eighth grade singers will perform in their final concert with The Coshocton Children’s Choir on April 28.  The Children’s Choir, sponsored by the Coshocton Community Choir, includes area students in grades 4 – 8.  Charles R. Snyder directs the Children’s Choir.

Singers graduating from the Children’s Choir this season include Triston Conn, MacKenzie Doughty, Jacob Heading, Emma Hildreth, Rachel Lain, Morgan Lawrence, Samantha Mercer, Maggie Myers, Danielle Newman, Davina Stroia, and Karissa Uhling.

MacKenzie Doughty and Morgan Lawrence are eighth graders at River View Junior High and have been in the Children’s Choir for five years.  “My older sister was in this choir,” said Doughty, “and my parents encouraged me to also try out for this group.  I have really enjoyed it and love working with Mr. Snyder.  I know more in my school choir because of all I learn from him.  I have also enjoyed making friends from the other schools.”

Lawrence says she has made many friends in the choir and likes having Mr. Snyder as a director.  “Mr. Snyder is great,” she said. “I like the way he teaches us how to sing.”

Danielle Newman is also in eighth grade at River View Junior High. This was her first year to sing in the Children’s Choir.  “This choir offers a really fun opportunity to get together and sing with other kids who like singing,” she said. “I made new friends, too.”

Karissa Uhlig and Rachel Lain are both eighth graders at the Coshocton Christian School.  This is Lain’s fifth year in the group.  In this upcoming concert, she says her favorite numbers are Blessing and Dreamers. “It is nice to sing with other people who can make music sound good,” she said.  […]

By |April 16th, 2013|Featured, News|0 Comments

Choirs to perform ‘Your Light Has Come’ Dec. 2

COSHOCTON, Ohio — Your Light Has Come is the theme of the Coshocton Community Choir’s Festival Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 2, at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  Over 200 musicians from throughout central Ohio will weave together the Christmas Story at Coshocton High School’s McKinley Auditorium. Musical selections during the 90-minute concert span the centuries as the choirs, under the direction of Charles R. Snyder, perform a mix of sacred and secular choral music.

“Each year we try to see Christmas through a different lens,” said Snyder.  “That not only helps keep the concert fresh, but a theme also suggests new music as well as music we haven’t programmed in several years.  Light and darkness is a reoccurring theme in scripture, and the contrast between the November darkness and the lights of Christmas is an obvious illustration of that reality.  Our artist friend Tom Kulewicz has beautifully captured that in the logo he’s designed for this year’s Christmas concerts.”

Dr. Allan H. Zagray, retired pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, has again chosen and written the script for the concert story. “His theological insights are always helpful, and his years singing with the Community Choir has given him a unique perspective as he helps wed text to the music we’re preparing,” said Snyder.

Zagray shares in this year’s text, ‘The Christmas lights may go out, but the Light of Christ can still shine – in us and in others like us who allow the love of God to touch us in the depths of our beings, so that we reach out to those who need a healing touch and helpful assistance along their way through life.  We must brighten the corner where we are.’

The Your Light […]

By |November 21st, 2012|Featured, News|0 Comments