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Singers Sought For 'Messiah' – Brevard NC


Transylvania Choral Society (TCS) membership sing together because they share a love of choral music and the exhilaration that comes with sharing beautiful music with the audience.

The tradition continues with an “Orientation and Welcome Back” rehearsal/meeting to be held Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 6:45 p.m. at in the rehearsal hall of the Paul Porter Performing Arts Center on the campus of Brevard College. Use the side doors beside Scott Commons to access this room. Rehearsals will continue at 7-8:30 p.m. each Tuesday. The TCS welcomes new members. No audition is necessary and membership is open to all who love to sing.

Open enrollment is available for three consecutive weeks: Aug. 25, Sept. 1 and 8. At the first rehearsal, there is registration, music distribution, a short introduction of the music, and refreshments. On second and third Tuesday rehearsals, participants can register, pay membership dues ($30), and enjoy a regular rehearsal. Enrollment begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by a rehearsal.

The TCS is preparing for their holiday concert, scheduled for Friday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at The Paul Porter Performing Arts Center. They will be bringing “Messiah” to the community for the first time in four years. TCS will be singing highlights from the Christmas portion using the most up-to-date interpretation of this classic baroque masterpiece. The TCS will be joined by the Brevard College Chamber Singers, multi-year winners of our annual Music Scholarship.

Dr. David Gresham, director of choral activities for Brevard College, is the artistic director and conductor. He teaches singers to experience the meaning of the music and to artistically interpret the composers’ works. Together with accompanist, Patricia Black, TCS members are energized by their 90-minute, weekly rehearsals.

For further information or for directions or rehearsal dates, email Jacolyn Campbell, past president and membership chairperson, at [email protected] or call her at (828) 877-4073.


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