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"For God & Country", A Salute to Veterans!
The opening concert of the 2016-2017 season, Sunday November 13, 2016, was entitled "Great Hymns of Faith ". The concert featured the world premiere of a new choral work, "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing", by composer Mark Hayes. Mr. Hayes was commissioned by the chorus to compose this choral work in honor of its fifth season of community choral concerts. The concert venue, the auditorium of the Crossroads Ministry Center, 2095 W. Fair Ave., Lancaster, Ohio, was filled to capacity! November 13, 2016 was proclaimed "Lancaster Community Chorus Day"!
On Sunday, June 18, 2017 Lancaster Community Chorus closed its 5th Season with a concert entitled, "Disney Delights." From the opening “Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah” to the final notes of “When You Wish upon a Star,” Lancaster Community Chorus and Lancaster-Fairfield Youth Choir provided entertaining songs that the audience loved! Each group performed Disney favorites, and then the two groups combined for the grand finale. The concert featured vocal soloists, instrumentalists, sound effects and actions to songs.
To top off this fun concert, the combined groups gave a surprise, custom "encore" by singing/saying that famous closing of each "Mickey Mouse Club Show"...
M-I-C See you real soon! K-E-Y Why? Because we like you! M-O-U-S-E!!
Lancaster Community Chorus' opening concert of the 2017-2018 season, Sunday November 19, 2017, was entitled "For God & Country". Fresh on the heels of Veteran’s Day, the chorus presented a variety of patriotic music that continued the celebration. Joined by instrumentalists and soloists, the program included “God Bless America”, “Battle Cry of Freedom”, “Hymn to America”, “Battle Hymn of the Republic”, and many more. The second half featured a salute to Armed Forces Veterans, and concluded with a “You’re a Grand Old Flag”. An Honor Guard from VFW Post #3761 Millersport Ohio presented the colors.
Final LCC Concert of 2016-2017, "Disney Delights", Was Fun For All Ages!
Lancaster Community Chorus presented its first concert of 2017 entitled, “Songs of the People” on March 26, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at the Crossroads Ministry Center, 2095 W. Fair Ave., Lancaster, OH.
Joined by several instrumentalists and soloists, the chorus presented a mixture of folk songs, classic spirituals, and even a few pop songs. Some song titles were, “Ain’-a That Good News”, “Buffalo Gals”, and “Dust in the Wind.” Chorus accompanist, Brenda Graf, was featured performing a challenging George Gershwin's “Swanee.” “Elijah Rock” provided the concert with a memorable grand finale!