Get your tickets! There will be just two performances of the “20 Years, 20 Hits” Spring Concert by the Northeast Texas Choral Society during the weekend of May 5 and 6, 2018. Nearly 100 voices strong, the singers themselves are joyfully marking the 20th anniversary of community choral singing in the Sulphur Springs and Northeast Texas region, and celebrating it’s profound effect as one of the arts we can enjoy locally. You are encouraged to bring your children and youth for the concert experience too!
Carol Allen says the formation of the choir was not an overnight thing, but it was a “God thing”. She finds the privilege of directing the choir remains as precious and as exciting to her as it was that first year in 1998. With praise for the members of the Board of Directors, all of whom are singers, she describes them as being loyal, talented and hard-working. Within each semester, this “well-oiled machine” works closely with Carol prepping for weekly rehearsals, e-mailing group communications to singers, ordering of music and costumes, fitting of costumes, arranging for orchestra accompaniment, photography and newsletter preparation, setting up and decorating in the performance venue, ticket sales and hospitality in the front lobby, food prepared for backstage meals, and striking the stage and transportation/storage following the final performance. If you would like to become a part of the Choral Society, auditions will be held in August for the next semester, the 2018 Christmas Concert.
Tickets for the “20 Years, 20 Hits” concert are $15 adult and $5 children, for Saturday May 5 at 7 pm or Sunday May 6 at 2 pm, in the Sulphur Springs High School Auditorium inside the Hopkins County Civic Center, 1200 Houston Street in Sulphur Springs, Texas. Tickets are available from any Choral Society member, at local banks and at www.singerscount.org, and on Facebook/ northeasttexaschoralsociety.