Pagosans invited to join Pagosa Springs Choral Society

Photo courtesy Richard Bolland
The celebration of the Christmas season is marked in Pagosa Springs by the presentation of a community Christmas concert under the direction of Dan Burch, music director of Pagosa Springs High School, accompanied by Venita Burch. The first rehearsal for these performances on Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and 2 begin with registration at 6 p.m. in the high school music room on Sept. 1. All Pagosans who love to sing are invited to participate in the choir.

By Richard Bolland
Special to The PREVIEW
The kids are headed back to school, there is a fall chill in the morning air and it’s time to start rehearsals for the Pagosa Springs Choral Society’s annual Community Christmas Concert.
All members of the Pagosa Springs area who love to sing are cordially invited to join with their neighbors to raise their voices together in celebration of that most joyous season of the year, Christmas.
The first rehearsal is set for Sept. 11 in the Pagosa Springs High School music room. Registration begins at 6 p.m., with the first rehearsal beginning at 7 p.m. The choir will continue to meet every Tuesday evening (except Thanksgiving week) from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Not only is it a great way to celebrate the season, but it also a fine way to meet new friends and enjoy old friends. A $20 fee is required at the time of registration from each participating choir member to help defray the cost of music.
The musical selections for performance will include “His Light Is In Us,” “Christmas Is the Best Time of the Year” and the always popular “Hallelujah Chorus” from George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah.”
The Pagosa Springs Choral Society is pleased to once again welcome Dan Burch, music director at Pagosa Springs High School as director and Venita Burch as accompanist.
This year’s concerts will be presented at 7 p.m. on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, and at 4 p.m. on Dec. 2 in the Pagosa Springs High School auditorium. The Pagosa Springs Choral Society is pleased to offer this opportunity for members of the Pagosa Springs area to make the Christmas holiday even more special for our community. Come and sing.

This story was posted on September 7, 2018.