To The Editor:
The Newtown Choral Society played to an enthusiastic crowd as they presented their holiday concert, “Home for the Holidays,” last Saturday at The Meeting House.
We were pleased to premier Phil Crevier’s “Christmas in Newtown,” written especially for the choir and Dan Coffmann’s “Ave Maria.” We added popular as well as classical music of the season. We thank our director, Mary Andreotta and our accompanist, Susan Anthony-Klein, for their good cheer and professionalism during our three months of rehearsals.
We would like to thank The Newtown Bee for their support, but especially Nancy Crevier and Shannon Hicks who kept our name before the public.
We thank Andrea von Amelunxen and Gregory and Peter Andrew for hosting our after concert soiree at their gracious home. We also thank the members of the choir who moved our musical equipment, as well as Clive Beddoe-Stephens who, as usual, came to hear the concert and stayed to help and Rob Andreotta who seemed to be everywhere helping everyone.
The choir would especially like to thank Nancy Dvorin for establishing our internet presence and taking on the task of Webmaster.
Finally, we must thank my husband, Kenneth. As usual, Kenneth lent his computer expertise, his patience and his muscle wherever it was needed and, for this concert, extended his participation to the program.
The Newtown Choral Society, which is in its 27th year, will begin rehearsals for its spring concert in January. Under the direction of Mary Andreotta, we are a community choir and welcome new members from all area towns and have openings in all voices. If it is your time to raise your voice in song in a supportive environment, contact me at 426-3769 or email@example.com if you would like to discuss joining the Newtown Choral Society. We perform two concerts a year, sing at local events and weddings and practice Wednesday evenings at the Newtown Middle School.
Laura E. Lerman
Newtown Choral Society
55 Main Street, Newtown December 9, 2013