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 Community Chorus Concert

Lake Effect Arts
"Manistique Community Chorus"

with Director Jim Russey, and pianist Ginger Stark


2017 Concert -- "An Ode to Summer!"
Sunday, August 13 -- 3:00 pm
at the Manistique High School Auditorium

with guest soloists: Lauren Smith and Chris LaCroix


The Donations at the door by the audience members have been generous and are very much appreciated. It has helped in a big way to purchase music for our singers! Thank you to all who contribute (at the concerts and as special donations).


Chorus Practicing, September 2013CHORUS SINGERS!
If you are interested in joining the Chorus (all are welcome!)  Contact:
Connie Meade: phone 341-2556 / email: cmeade29@charter.net

2017 Concert Rehearsals Begin Tuesday, June 6, 6:30-7:30 pm, then every Tuesday through Aug. 8 (except no rehearsal July 18).


The Lake Effect Community Arts' "Manistique Community Chorus" began in the spring of 2013 under the capable direction of Jim Russey (see bio below), with multi-talented pianist Ginger Stark. The number of participants continue to grow as does the quality of the singing! Each concert is unique and something to look forward to. There are more than 60 singers participating in this popular community group.

Our Community Chorus is an amateur choir for anyone who is interested in being a part. All are welcome; no prior choral experience is required. The Chorus is not only an opportunity to sing together but to learn as well.

Community Chorus Director Jim Russey of Manistique is well versed in vocal performance. In addition to having been a professional tenor with the Robert Shaw Chamber Singers and Atlanta Symphony (recording with them and making several appearances at Carnegie Hall) he has also directed choirs at Armstrong State University and Augusta College where he was also chairman of vocal activities. He holds a DMA from the University of Michigan and has done degree work at Indiana University and Western Michigan University.

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