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Community Chorus Rehearsals Begin - September 2017

   The Grand Island Community Chorus will begin rehearsals for its fall season on Sunday, September 10. Rehearsals are held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sunday evenings at St. Timothy Lutheran Church on Stoney Point Road at Staley Road. New members are welcomed to join the chorus, which will perform its holiday concert in early December. The chorus is directed by Carolyn Lokken, former choral instructor at Grand Island High School.
   The community chorus is an open singing group with no auditions. It includes singers of all ages from Grand Island and nearby communities. Its repertoire includes folk, patriotic, religious and popular music, as well as show tunes and classical pieces.




Community Chorus Summer Songfest - July 2017

    The Grand Island Community Chorus will present its "Summer Songfest" at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 1st. The public is invited to this free concert, which will be presented at St. Martin in the Fields Church on Baseline Road.
    The chorus is conducted by Carolyn Lokken, former music teacher at Grand Island High School. The chorus includes residents of Grand Island and nearby communities, all of them amateur singers who enjoy making music and who extend an invitation to friends and neighbors to join them. This informal summer concert will feature a variety of musical styles, including "It Had to Be You," "Abide with Me," "Me and My Shadow," "You Raise Me Up," and a medley of cowboy favorites, "How the West Was Fun." Join us for good music, fellowship, and post-concert refreshments.




Community Chorus Spring Concert - April 2017

    The Grand Island Community Chorus will present its spring concert, "Music Among Friends," at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, May 7th. The public is invited to this community musical event, which will be presented at St. Martin in the Fields Church on Baseline Road. The chorus is conducted by Carolyn Lokken, former choral music teacher at Grand Island High School. The ensemble includes residents of Grand Island and nearby communities, all of them amateur singers who enjoy making music and who extend an invitation to friends and neighbors to join them.
    The concert will feature a variety of musical styles: ballads, show tunes, Welsh and Scottish folk melodies, and songs drawn from classical composers Antonin Dvorak and Guiseppe Pitoni and contemporary songwriters including Sting and Dolly Parton. The concert is free, with a goodwill offering appreciated. Refreshments will be provided following the concert.
   Featured soloist for the concert will be Jill Masters Neuhaus, a 1996 graduate of Grand Island High School. She previously has been featured soloist with the Buffalo Philarmonic Orchestra and Chorus, Buffalo Choral Arts Society, Ars Nova, and Buffalo Chamber Players. Ms. Neuhaus attended Duquesne University as a voice performance major. She received a master’s degree in music education from the University at Buffalo. She currently is choral director at Kenmore East High School. In 2016 she received the Music Educator of the Year award from SUNY Buffalo State.




Community Chorus Spring Concert Rehearsal - January 2017

   The Grand Island Community Chorus under the direction of Carolyn Lokken invites singers of high school age and above to join us for our first Spring season rehearsal on Sunday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1453 Staley Road at Stony Point. We will rehearse each Sunday evening until our Spring Concert on May 7. Join us for good music, fellowship and fun.




Community Chorus Holiday Concert - November 2016

    The Grand Island Community Chorus, directed by Carolyn Lokken, invites you to "Unwrap the Season," a concert of old and new Christmas and holiday music, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, December 4, at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church, 2587 Baseline Road, Grand Island. Refreshments will be served after the concert. Free will offerings gratefully accepted.




Community Chorus Summer Session - June 2016

   The Grand Island Community Chorus will host a summer session Tuesday evenings beginning Tuesday, June 7th. Rehearsals are held at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The Grand Island Community Chorus is a multi-generational chorus open to area residents. This year's summer session will conclude with a concert of American music on Tuesday, July 26. Consider a summer of song!








Community Chorus Christmas Concert "A Wreath of Carols" - December 2015

   The Grand Island Community Chorus invites you to a Christmas Concert - "A Wreath of Carols" on Sunday, December 6th at 7:00 p.m. at St. Martin in-the-Fields Church, 2587 Baseline Road. Light refreshments after the concert. Free will offering.




Community Chorus Summer Concert "Music of the Movies" - July 2015

   The Grand Island Community Chorus invites you to "Music of the Movies" on Tuesday, July 21st at 7:00 p.m. at St. Timothy's Church, Stony Point & Staley Rds. Free will offering.




Community Chorus Summer Concert Rehearsals - June 2015

   The Grand Island Community Chorus will rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., June 16 & 23 and July 7 & 14 for a concert themed, a night at the movies. The concert is scheduled for Tuesday, July 21st at St. Timothy Lutheran Church. For more information call Jim Watz at 773.5075.




Community Chorus Spring Concert - April 2015

   The Grand Island Community Chorus invites you to "Sing Into Spring," a fun evening of warm-weather music, at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 3rd at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, Grand Island. Voluntary offering. Refreshments after the concert.




Community Chorus Christmas Concert - November 2014

    The Grand Island Community Chorus will present its annual Christmas concert, "Winter Njghts and Holly Days" at 7 p.m. on Sunday, December 7th, at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church, 2587 Baseline Road, Grand Island. Free will offering; refreshments will follow.




Community Chorus Fall Rehearsals Planned - September 2014

    The Grand Island Community Chorus will begin fall rehearsals on Sunday, September 14, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1453 Staley Road (at Stony Point). Singers of high school age and above are welcome. For more information, please contact Jim Watz at jhwatz@aol.com or 773-5075.




Community Chorus Summer Concert "Family and Friends" - July 2014

    The Grand Island Community Chorus annual "Family and Friends" summer concert, featuring the songs the Chorus members have chosen as their own favorites. The concert will be at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29th, at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road. Refreshments will follow the concert. Concerts are always free; voluntary donations will be gratefully accepted.




Community Chorus Spring Concert "Rivers of Song" - April 2014

    The Grand Island Community Chorus invites you to its Spring Concert, “Rivers of Song,” with our special guests, the Orchard Park Chorale, on Sunday, May 4th, at 7:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road. There is no admission charge; voluntary offering gratefully accepted. The concert will be repeated on Sunday, May 18th, at 7:00 p.m. at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 S. Buffalo Street, Orchard Park.




Community Chorus Spring Concert Rehearsals - February 2014

   The Grand Island Community Chorus will begin Spring Concert rehearsals at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 16th at New Apostolic Church, Bedell and Stony Point Roads. New members of high school age and above are most welcome. For more information, please contact Jim Watz at 773-5075 or jhwatz@aol.com.




Community Chorus Christmas Concert - December 2013

   The Grand Island Community Chorus, with special guests the Grand Island High School Madrigal Singers, will present " A Community Christmas" at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 8th, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island. Free will offering; refreshments will be served. For more information, please call 773 5075.




Community Chorus Christmas Concert Rehearsals - September 2013

   The Grand Island Community Chorus welcomes new members to join our fall/winter rehearsal session, which begins on Sunday, September 15th at 7 p.m. at New Apostolic Church, Stony Point and Bedell Roads. We will be preparing for our Christmas concert in early December. For more information, please contact Jim Watz at 773 5075 or jhwatz@aol.com.




Community Chorus Spring Concert - April 2013

   The Grand Island Community Chorus invites you to their Spring Concert, "A Concert of Hope," with special guests, The Holland Community Choir, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2013, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island. Admission is free (donations gratefully accepted) and refreshments will follow. For additional information, please call 773 5075 or email jhwatz@aol.com.




Community Chorus Wants You! - 2013

   The Grand Island Community Chorus invites all singers high school age or above to join us as we begin rehearsals for our Spring Concert. The first rehearsal will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, February 10 at New Apostolic Church, Stony Point and Bedell Roads. Rehearsals will continue each Sunday evening until early May. For more information, please call Jim Watz at 773-5075.




Community Chorus 2012 Christmas Concert - 2012

   The Grand Island Community Chorus invites you to its 2012 Christmas Concert, “Winterlude,” at 7 p.m. on Sunday, December 9, at St. Stephen Church, 2100 Baseline Road, Grand Island. Admission is free.




Community Chorus Spring Concert - 2012

   The Grand Island Community Chorus is pleased to announce that we will be performing our Spring 2012 Concert, Music of the Stage, with the Buffalo State Philharmonia, a 75-piece orchestra under the direction of Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Paul Ferington, and the Buffalo State College Chamber Choir. Please join us for this extraordinary musical event at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2012, at St. Stephen Church, 2100 Baseline Road, Grand Island. Our concerts are always free. Donations to support our scholarship program will be gratefully accepted. For more information, please call 773 5075.




Calling All singers! - 2012

   The Grand Island Community Chorus, under the direction of Carolyn Lokken, will soon begin rehearsals for its Spring Concerts with the Buffalo State College orchestra under the direction of Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Paul Ferington.
   The first rehearsal is at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, February 12, at New Apostolic Church, Stony Point and Bedell Roads. "If you love to perform choral music at high standards, please join us in this exciting opportunity to expand our musical and community horizons."
   For more information, please contact Jim Watz at 773-5075 or jhwatz@aol.com.



Community Chorus Christmas Concert - 2011

The Grand Island Community Chorus will present a Christmas Concert, "Faith, Hope, and Celebration," at 7 p.m. Sunday, December 4, 2011, at St. Stephen Church, 2100 Baseline Road, Grand Island. Admission is free, and a reception and a homemade holiday baked goods auction will follow. For more information, please call 773 5075.


Community Chorus Fall Rehearsals - 2011

The Grand Island Community Chorus under the direction of Carolyn Lokken will begin fall/winter rehearsal season on Sunday, September 11 at 7 p.m. at New Apostolic Church, Bedell and Stony Point. New members are welcome. Call 773 5075 for further information.




Community Chorus Spring Concert - 2011

The Grand Island Community Chorus will present its Spring concert, "Let's Fall In Love," at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at St. Stephen Church, 2100 Baseline Road, Grand Island, with special appearance by "Four The Moment." Love songs by Gershwin, Cole Porter, folk songs and madrigals will be featured. Refreshments will follow. Offerings gratefully accepted.