March 9, 2011 Posted by admin in Lifestyle, Local
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Sing Out!

By Danielle McClain

Big Sky Community Chorus would like to welcome anyone with a desire to be part of something bigger than themselves to join us on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m.

The choir is made up of an eclectic mix of community members of all ages and backgrounds who assemble as much for the fun of it as the musical experience. The chorus practices in the Big Sky Chapel; it has no affiliation with any religion.

The chorus is under the energetic direction of John Zirkle and masterful accompaniment of Klaudia Kosiak, both of who volunteer their time and experience to the project. Director JZ says all you need to participate is an open mind and commitment to the endeavor.

“Aside from the fun of it all, the chorus is a great way to meet people in the community and take a muchneeded break from our hectic winter lives,” says Zirkle. “In general, singing with others provides that feeling of being a part of a whole, which is something we all strive for.”

Some members have never sung in a chorus, and many have not done so since as far back as grade school or high school. The group has a solid core of approximately 25 people and is preparing for a spring concert in April, where they’ll sing an arrangement prepared by Zirkle from the hit show Glee, Mozart, Aaron Copeland and Eric Whitacre.

For an ideal sound, the choir would like to expand membership to 32 members or more. To join is to simply attend rehearsal and become part of the fun. All the music is provided. The goal is to make a beautiful noise and have a good time doing it.

For more information contact johnzirkle@gmail.com, or show up Tuesdays @ 7 p.m. at the Big Sky Chapel.

Danielle McClain is a Big Sky Community Member, and a strong member of the alto section in the Chorus.