Craig briefs for Aug. 22 |

Craig briefs for Aug. 22

The award-winning Yampa Valley Chorus is looking for a skilled musician, male or female, to be its new director.

While the chorus is part of Sweet Adelines International, barbershop experience is not required. The group meets at 7 p.m. each Thursday inside the music room at Sunset Elementary School, and rehearses for three hours.

The group is planning a Christmas concert for the first part of Denver and its annual show in February. It also competes annually in the seven-state region; this year’s competition is April 30 to May 2 in Colorado Springs. The group performs in the community throughout the year.

The chorus would like the new director to help bring its repertory songs up to “performance caliber,” teach warm-ups with proper vocal exercises and correct vocal technique, according to a news release.

“We want to improve not only as a chorus, but also as individuals,” according to the news release. “The chorus would provide training and learning opportunities through all the excellent educational programs available through the organization.”

Anyone interested should call Brenda Hershiser at 824-5993 or Jeanne Stalcar at 824-7640.

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