Hagerstown Choral Arts sings favorites for spring show

April 12, 2007|by TIFFANY ARNOLD

Hagerstown Choral Arts has plucked favorites from 14 years of performances for its annual spring concert.

The theme of the concert - Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church - is "Some Things Old ... Some Things New," said Kate Rader, president of the choir's board of directors, "which means they'll be doing a collection of favorites among members of the choir and the community."

Some of those favorites include "Hallelujah" from Beethoven's "Christ on the Mount of Olives" and two patriotic tunes, "America the Beautiful" and "The Battle Hymn of the Republic."

The featured guest group, Boonsboro High School's Wind Ensemble, will accompany the choir and will perform two pieces without the choir during the program, Rader said.


Hagerstown Choral Arts is an 80-voice community choir founded in 1993. The choir usually performs two concerts a year, one during the Christmas holiday and another in the spring, Rader said.

The choir is gearing up for its 15th anniversary in 2008, which means there likely will be three concerts during the 2008-09 season, Rader said.

If you go ...

WHAT: Hagerstown Choral Arts spring concert, "Some Things Old ... Some Things New"

WHEN: 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14

WHERE: Trinity Lutheran Church, 15 Randolph Ave. At the corner of Randolph Avenue and Potomac Street, downtown Hagerstown.

COST: $12 for adults; $10 for students and seniors.

MORE: For more information, visit the Hagerstown Choral Arts online,

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