WHO choir still looking for more singers

With the World Health Organization’s 11th-annual Conference on Safe Communities only a little over than a month away, Diane Maxey is still looking for both youths and adults to come together for a special choir to perform at the event.
And a good chance to get involved is at a rehearsal slated for Tuesday, April 2 at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church.
“We have 65-70 kids and 10-15 adults, but I want more,” said Maxey, renowned for directing the Choraliers in Christmas and Easter cantatas here.
Having a good singing voice isn’t the only requirement Maxey wants from adults who want to volunteer for the choir.
“You have to be comfortable with using lyric sheets for some songs and maybe not using them for others. Unlike the cantata, you won’t have the music in front of you all the time,” she noted.
“This isn’t a typical Choraliers’ production. You should be prepared to use hand movements, hold hands, and maybe follow some choreography,” added Maxey, noting a rendition of “We Are the World” with flashlights for effect was a good example of a number that could be expected.
Maxey said some of the numbers will feature just the younger singers.
“We’ll sing a variety of songs fit for the international nature of the conference—songs of peace and unity, songs about getting along,” she noted.
For more information or to confirm your participation in the choir, contact Maxey at 274-7309.