All four Hamilton-Gibson Children and Youth Choirs will join together for the Autumn Chorale concert on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for their annual fall concert. The church is located on the corner of Pearl and Charles streets in Wellsboro. Its high ceiling and wooden beams make it a perfect setting for the Sunday afternoon concert featuring young singers from across Tioga County and beyond in grades 2-12.This is the Hamilton-Gibson Choirs’ 21st season.
“Each of the ensembles features incredibly talented singers from throughout the northern tier of Pennsylvania. We have a number of new singers this year, from all three school districts as well as from Galeton,” added Thomas Putnam, director of the Children’s Concert Choir (grades 5-8) and the Young Men’s Choir (grades 9-12.) “These kids simply love to sing.”
The theme this year is “Every Now and Then: A Choral Exploration of Time,” so most of the selections deal with some aspect of “time.” The Young Men and Young Women’s Choir will join together for a stirring spiritual “Ain’t Got Time to Die,” as well as an old campground song “No Time,” and the popular “Seasons of Love” from the musical Rent. The Choir TOO, under the direction of Laureen Davis, will sing “Something Told the Wild Goose.” The Children’s Concert Choir sings “Step in Time” from the musical Mary Poppins, as well as “Time’s Secret.”
Accompanist for the concert, and director of the Young Women’s Choirs, is Marian Miller.
Tickets may be purchased at the door for $8 for adults and $4 for students/children. The concert is sponsored by Drs. Tina Tolins and Grady Gafford.For more information about the concert, or to find out about joining the choir program, call Hamilton-Gibson Choirs at 570-724-2079, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out the website at www.hamiltongibson.org.