Rehearsals begin for 2018-2019 Season
The Oneida Area Civic Chorale kicks off its 52nd season on September 10, when 110 singers will begin rehearsals for a new year of musical presentations. First up for the Chorale is “International Carol Suites”, a brand-new collection of carols from around the world by composer Mark Hayes. The performance will take place Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 4:00 PM at Oneida High School, and will include two professional soloists and accompaniment by a full chamber orchestra.
The 2018-2019 season will be another busy one for the Chorale, with concerts March 9 &10, 2019 and May 19, 2019, and a European tour in the summer of 2019. Watch this space for details!
We look forward to seeing old friends at concerts this season, and hope to welcome many new attendees!
DISNEY CONCERT MAGICAL!
A full house was invited to “Be Our Guest” as the Chorale presented “The Musical World of Disney”, a program of Disney favorites on May 20, 2018. Musical numbers ranged from “Lavender Blue”, from the 1949 film So Dear to My Heart to the 2018 Academy-award winning “Remember Me” from Coco, with all kinds of “Zip-a-dee-doo-dah” and “Bibbidy Bobbidy Boo” in between. Several Chorale soloists were highlighted, and special guests All In barbershop quartet, the Durhamville and North Broad Elementary Singers, and 2018 Senior Scholarship Recipient Rebecca Matte added to the Disney magic. Disney characters Captain Hook, Elsa, Snow White, Cinderella, Tinkerbell, and Belle made cameo appearances to lead the audience in a sing-along and appear in photos after the concert. The Chorale magically became a chorus of kazoos in the song “Spirit of Adventure”, and all the performers joined to present “How Does a Moment Last Forever” as the magical, musical afternoon came to a close. The Chorale thanks all who participated and attended the final concert of the 2017-2018 season. (Visit us on Facebook for more concert pictures.)
FOR US THE LIVING EMOTIONAL, UPLIFTING
An audience of about 400 enjoyed the concert, "For Us The Living", on Sunday, March 11. The beautiful St. Patrick's Church in Oneida provided a perfect setting for the special concert that focused on expressing grateful affirmation of the gift of life, as well as expressing comfort, consolation and hope to all who have suffered loss. The traditional words of Alfred Fedak's "For Us the Living: A Requiem" and other pieces, combined with his masterful organ accompaniment and the beautiful solos by Juliane Price presented the audience with a healing and emotionally uplifting afternoon. Director Kimberly Nethaway and the 95 community chorus singers were proud of their performance as they continued their tradition of presenting live choral music in the Oneida area.