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MEMBERSHIP

Harstine Community Choir invites interested, musically inclined individuals to join our choir. There is $5 membership to sing and a suggested donation of $50, but all music is provided. Tryouts are not required; however performance participation is by audition to determine best voice placement.

We encourage you to join the choir. For more information, call Elizabeth, 360.432.9940, or e-mail her: Harstinechoir@SoundPlan.com.
 

REHEARSALS

Choir rehearsals are Sunday afternoons from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Harstine Island Community Hall
3371 E Harstine Island Rd N
Shelton, WA 98584

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Rehearsals begin with vocal exercises and educational information about dynamics, vocal range, musicality and vocal performance. We focus on improving our sound and mastering challenging choral music.

HISTORY

Founded in 2004 by director Elizabeth Berndt, the choir is dedicated to public music performance and education. As a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization, the choir works to promote the arts in our community, supporting music programs in local schools, and community events. The choir performs primarily for Mason County audiences, but reaches outside this area through participation with other choral organizations such as the men’s choir from Germany and choral exchanges with choirs such as Masterworks Choral Ensemble. Varying in numbers from 35 to 55, teenagers to retirees, the chorus has been entertaining people with a broad variety of music from Madrigals to Hungarian and classical masterworks to Broadway tunes. The choir features two concert series a year, one the third weekend in May and another the second weekend in December. Venues are chosen to provide the greatest access for concert goers and traditionally include locations in Allyn, Shelton and Harstine Island.

One of our goals is to make singing and choral music a part of any interested person’s life, so choir membership and performances are available on a “donate as able” basis. Other than an honorarium to instrumentalists, Harstine Island Community Choir is an all-volunteer chorus with no paid positions of any kind. Finances come from the choir’s fund-raiser selling fresh, roasted nuts in the fall and through generous donations from music lovers like you.

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