Branch County Community Chorus welcomes new singers!

Branch County Community Chorus looking for new members
Open calls for membership in Kellogg Community College’s Branch County Community Chorus will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 , at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 284 W. State St., Coldwater, MI.

The ensemble is one of three residential choirs at Kellogg Community College (KCC) and is seeking new singers for its Spring 2013 concert season. Which will include three performances:

Choral Series Event: Singing in the Spring -“I Too, Sing America”
Celebrating the Music of America in song, dance, visual arts and the spoken word!
Sunday, April 14, 2013 3:00pm
First Presbyterian Church, Battle Creek, MI

Michigan Historical Marker Dedication:
Ceremony for Kellogg Community College
Sunday, April 28, 2013 3:00pm
KCC Campus

Choral Series Event:
Branch County Community Chorus presents Spring Cabaret 2013 @ the Tibbits Opera House
Saturday, May 4, 2013 7:30pm
Coldwater, MI

Dr. Gerald Blanchard, director of the Vocal Music Area at Kellogg Community College and artistic director of the Branch County Community Chorus, said anyone interested in singing — with or without previous experience — is invited to join.

“The ensemble is made up of community members and students performing choral works from various periods and genres,” Blanchard said.

“Members have a variety of musical backgrounds, which range from having very little formal music training to those who have degrees in music.”

Those wishing to join the group will go through a brief vocal placement assessment and interview with Blanchard before the start of rehearsals. There is no formal audition process and no need to prepare any music in advance, though choir members must register for the ensemble through Kellogg Community College’s Enrichment Program at the Grahl Center, 125 Seeley St.

Blanchard noted that the ensemble is in particular need of lower voices — basses and tenors in particular — but that openings are available in all vocal areas.

“Come lend your talents to this fine group of dedicated singers,” Blanchard said. “ There is space waiting for you!”

For additional information, you may call (269)965-3931 ext. 2566 or email

Dr. Gerald J. Blanchard
Director of Vocal Arts Area
Coordinator of Individualized Music Lessons
Conductor, Branch County Community Chorus
Kellogg Community College
450 North Ave. Battle Creek, MI 49017
(269) 965-3931 Ext. 2566

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