CENTERVILLE — If you enjoy singing, this choir needs your help.
Organizers are looking for south Davis residents interested in participating in a one-time community choir that will perform with other local choirs at a fundraising concert in late February at Viewmont High. The first rehearsal is set for Jan. 8 and will continue Sunday evenings until the concert. No auditions will be held.
“Everyone who wants to is welcome to come sing,” said Rachelle Murray with the Centerville-Farmington Rotary, the group organizing the choir. “We’re looking for all four parts.”
The choir will sing with choirs from all three local high schools – Viewmont, Bountiful and Woods Cross – at the fundraising concert.
“It’s going to be a concert of choirs,” she said. “Our focus right now is to try and get voices. Then we’ll work on publicizing the concert.”
The concert was created as a fundraising opportunity, with proceeds from the event going towards an organization that works with refugees and helps them get re-settled into new homes.
“We thought that might be something that would be appropriate for our times,” she said.
Rehearsals for the concert start Jan. 8 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in Centerville. Though an assistant director will lead choir members through many of the practice sessions, former Mormon Tabernacle Choir Director Craig Jessop is coming down from Logan for the last dress rehearsal and will lead the choir the night of the concert. Jessop, who teaches at Utah State University, won the Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Award earlier this year.
“He’s donating his time,” said Murray of Jessop. “It’s exciting.”
Registration for the choir is $20, and all participants will get a folder of music for rehearsals.
“When you sign up, everything will be right there,” she said.
The concert is the brainchild of the Centerville-Farmington Rotary Club, who came up with the idea as a way to expand their community involvement. Jessop, too, is a Rotarian.
“We’re always looking for ideas to serve,” she said. “This just happened to be something we wanted to do, that we could do at any time of the year.”
For more information about taking part in the choir or where to go for practices, email firstname.lastname@example.org.