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Community Music Project
The 80+ voice members of the CMP Chorale, will hold its final concert of the season on May 18, 2019 at Southwestern HS auditorium at 7:00 pm. The CMP Chorale was founded by Community Music Project in the fall of 2018 to promote high quality choral singing to anyone in our county free of singing fees or concert admission.
The CMP chorale has 80+ members ranging in age from 19-93 who travel from throughout Chautauqua County to Jamestown weekly to participate. The CMP Chorale’s final concert is entitled “I Hear America Singing”, featuring selections from memorable spirituals, like ‘Every Time I Feel The Spirit” and patriotic numbers including Irving Berlins “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor” and Peter Wilhousky’s “Battle Hymn of the Republic”. We will feature soloist SWCS graduate Shelby Maberry and JHS grad Peter Larson. The CMP Chorale is directed by Rebecca Ryan and accompanied by Charles Johnson. There is no admission charge but a freewill offering will be taken.
CMP would like to thank The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation for their support of our ‘Music for All’ initiative, which offers all CMP concerts for free.