West Shore Chorale Hosts Summer Sing
The West Shore Chorale invites singers of all skill levels to join them at Rocky River’s Memorial Hall on July 26 at 7:30 p.m. for a free Summer Sing of Faure’s Requiem and short choral works by Mozart and others. For those wondering what a Summer Sing is, it’s just like a traditional Messiah Sing where music lovers are invited to sing a choral masterwork together. The Chorale supplies the scores, accompanist and conductor. Singers can simply bring their voices and enjoy!
Chorale Conductor, John Drotleff, says he got the idea for sponsoring Summer Sings while he was a music student in New York City. “I noticed ads in the paper for Summer Sings,” says Drotleff. “I was intrigued and went to one. What I found was a chorus who sponsored an event for singers of all levels who would come together and sing through a major work of choral literature from start to finish."
Several years ago, Drotleff and the West Shore Chorale started sponsoring free Summer Sings. “We’ve had a great response from people of all age groups,” says Drotleff. “Some singers come because they miss rehearsing in the summer and others come because they love music and want to experience singing a classical work."
The Summer Sing is also a great way for choristers to check out the West Shore Chorale. Members of this 90-plus group will be on hand to answer questions and to sign people up for auditions, which will be held by appointment only on the evening of August 23.
The Summer Sing is free and open to the public. Memorial Hall is located in the Rocky River City Hall Complex at Hilliard and Wagar Roads. For more information, visit www.westshorechorale.org or call 216-373-7773.