Terra Choral Society to open season

FREMONT – The Terra Choral Society begins its new season with an opening rehearsal at 6:30 p.m. today in the Recital Hall in the Marsha S. Bordner Arts and Health Technologies Center (Building D) at Terra State. This rehearsal is an opportunity for those interested in singing with the group to come and experience the choir and meet its musical staff. Singers interested in joining may register at the rehearsal.

The Terra Choral Society serves as the community/student chorus-

in-residence at Terra State Community College. Composed of more than 120 student and community singers from five Northwest Ohio counties, membership ranges from high school students to adults.

TCS is conducted by Michael Shirtz and collaborates annually in performances with regional arts organizations and schools. The chorus has performed with such artists as Joyce Carolyn, C. Andrew Blosser, Elizabeth Von Trapp and Jane Eaglen, and appears annually with the Firelands Symphony.

Since 2002, TCS has performed masterworks by Faure, Brahms, Mozart and Handel, tribute concerts to Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, the stage and screen, and annual large-scale productions paying tribute to America’s veterans. In May 2012, TCS performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., as part of the nation’s Memorial Day Choral Festival and will be returning this coming spring for a tour and return performance to the Memorial Day Choral Festival.

Registration for TCS is $30 per semester or $50 for the year. High school and senior discounts apply. High school students are eligible for participation scholarships. For information, call (419) 559-2233.