Quail Ridge Chorus

On April 10, our 40-voice Quail Ridge Chorus presented its annual concert to a sell-out crowd. We rehearse during the season every Tuesday for 2 hours under the direction of Bryon Grohman. Bryon earned his DMA from Indiana University a couple of years ago and is Associate Professor of Voice at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach. He is extremely knowledgeable about vocal technique, choral literature and music history. He is also extremely funny. Every rehearsal includes laughter, as well as learning. Pianist Ann Botkin is also adept and good-humored. Tuesday afternoons are always fun and a great way to get to know other music-lovers. This year’s program was devoted to American music, with some European roots apparent:

  1. Joy in the Morning, Natalie Sleeth
  2. Winter Wind, Douglas E. Wagner, based on Rachmaninoff’s “Vocalise”
  3. Song of Peace, arranged by Jay Althouse on Chopin’s “Etude in E Major”
  4. Some Folks Do, Stephen Foster, arranged by Earlene Rentz
  5. The Water is Wide, arranged by Mark Hayes
  6. With a Banjo on My Knee, Stephen Foster, arranged by Linda Steen Spevacek
  7. I Got the Sun in the Morning, Irving Berlin, arranged by Mac Huff
  8. What’ll I Do?  Irving Berlin, arranged by Mac Huff
  9. Who Could Ask for Anything More? George and Ira Gershwin, arranged by Jay Althous

The photos show just some of the women in the Chorus. You’ll have to click on the first one to find me. There are also 8 men and we’re recruiting more. Come sing with us!

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