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BIG ARTS Community Chorus taking signups

By Staff | Oct 16, 2019

The BIG ARTS Community Chorus is currently registering new members.

A non-auditioned choral class, the group is open to singers of all ages and abilities. The only requirements are a commitment to attend weekly rehearsals and to practice the music.

The chorus meets weekly on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. for practice.

Pre-concert rehearsals may be on a different day.

Director Ellen Whitten graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and from Georgia State University with a Master of Music. She taught for over 30 years as a middle school choral director. Whitten is currently the associate music director for Jasper United Methodist Church in Jasper, Georgia, and plays piano for Cypress Lake United Methodist Church in Fort Myers. She accompanied BIG ARTS Community Chorus for seven years and it is her third year as director.

The upcoming schedule is as follows:

– Nov. 24: Community Thanksgiving Celebration at The Community House

– Dec. 6: Center for Life Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Sanibel Recreation Center

– Dec. 6: Caroling at 6 p.m. Bailey’s Shopping Center

– Dec. 10: Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. at Sanibel Community Church

– Feb. 19: F.I.S.H. Luncheon at The Community House

– March 19: Center for Life Dinner at Sanibel Recreation Center

– April 1: Spring Concert at 7 p.m.

– April 2: Spring Concert at 7 p.m.

– April 7: Student Recital from 10 a.m. to noon at BIG ARTS Performance Hall

Cost to join is $85 for BIG ARTS members and $104 for non-members during the fall programming season, and $125 for BIG ARTS members and $154 for non-members during the spring season.

For more information or to register, contact 239-395-0900 or info@bigarts.org.