Snead State Community College’s Masterworks Chorale, formerly known as the Community Choir, will be starting its spring rehearsals on Thursday, January 20.

The spring program is known as “America Sings,” director Dr. Barbara Hudson said. Rehearsals are every Thursday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 8:40 p.m. in the Maze Music Building. The only cost is $22 for the sheet music.

It will culminate in a spring performance on Thursday, May 5.

“We will be singing selections from some of American’s great singing traditions,” Dr. Hudson said. “Choral music that has been distinctly American has included the tradition of folk song, song from times of war, folk hymns, spirituals, jas and more.”

The repertoire will include:

• Mack Wilberg’s “Homeward Bound”

• Paul Christiansen’s a cappella setting of the folk hymn “My Song In The Night”

• Jester Hairston’s beloved spiritual “Elijah Rock”

• George and Ira Gershwin’s “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” along with many other American classics

Dr. Hudson said she is closely monitoring the coronavirus situation and they will continue taking precautions of social distancing, running air purifiers, etc. Masks are optional for singers who are full vaccinated. For singers who are un-vaccinated, they ask that you wear a mask.

For more information, email Dr. Hudson at .

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