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Lakes Area Chorale headed for New York City: Picnic, info meeting on joining local community choir set for Sunday

If you've ever thought about singing in a community choir, now is the time.

The Lakes Area Chorale community choir will be singing Vivaldi's "Gloria" with Dr. David Ferreira's First Lutheran Church Choir of Fargo in Detroit Lakes on Sunday, April 8, 2018 and has been invited to sing in Carnegie Hall in New York City, N.Y., on April 23!

Those interested in joining the group for its 2018 season are invited to attend an informational picnic meeting this Sunday, Sept. 10 to learn more, to meet choir members and the director(s), and sign up if you'd like to sing with the group.

The picnic meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Long Lake Park, located on the west border of the Detroit Lakes Airport. Brats and hamburgers will be provided; bring a dish to share and your own beverages.

This is an opportunity to get to know other area singers, and if you so choose, to sign up to sing in the Lakes Area Chorale this coming season.

The Chorale will begin rehearsals on Sunday, Jan. 14 at 1 p.m.; these weekly rehearsals will culminate in an April 8 performance with Dr. Ferreira's First Lutheran Church choir from Fargo on April 8 in Detroit Lakes.

Singers from both choirs who are able to travel to New York will again perform with a mass choir of singers from around the United States at Carnegie Hall on April 23, accompanied by the New England Symphonic Ensemble and world-class soloists.

If you are interested in singing in the Lakes Area Chorale, Jan. 21-April 8, but do not plan to travel to New York registration is due in December 2017. No auditions are necessary. Register via email at lakesareachorale@gmail.com. A registration form will be sent to you upon your request. Singers complete the registration form and return by mail with registration fee, $25.

If you are interested in singing with the Lakes Area Chorale this season AND traveling with the choir to sing at Carnegie Hall in New York, you must register and pay a $300 fee by Sept. 20. Total cost for travel expenses including hotel, but excluding airfare, is $1,349.00. For more information, please email lakesareachorale@gmail.com.

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