CMP Chorale To Present Final Concert Of The 2018-19 Season

The Community Music Project’s CMP Chorale is pictured rehearsing.

The CMP Chorale will present its final concert of 2018-19 season at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in the Southwestern Central School high school auditorium.

The CMP Chorale was founded by the Community Music Project in the fall of 2018 to promote high quality choral singing to anyone in the county, free of singing fees or concert admission. The CMP Chorale has more than 80 members ranging in age from 19 to 93 who travel from throughout Chautauqua County to Jamestown weekly to participate.

The CMP Chorale’s final concert is entitled “I Hear America Singing” and features selections from memorable spirituals, like ‘Everytime 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.” The concert will feature soloist SWCS graduate Shelby Maberry and Peter Larson, a Jamestown High School graduate. The CMP Chorale is directed by Rebecca Ryan and accompanied by Charles Johnson.

There is no admission charge but an offering will be taken. The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation has supported the Community Music Project’s ‘Music for All’ initiative, which offers all Community Music Project concerts for free.