Pennsylvania Senator Andy Dinniman recently recognized the Forty Niners Chorus and our 60 years of song and service! Thank you, Senator!
(Pictured with President Alicia Huppman)
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Each year, the Forty Niners are pleased to award scholarships for vocal talent to three recent graduates of West Chester area high schools. For 39 years, the Chorus has selected a senior from each of the West Chester School District’s high schools, at the recommendation of the music department chair, who plans to pursue music as a college major.
This year’s recipients are:
Pam Kranyak is a 2012 graduate of Bayard Rustin High School. She will be attending Northwestern University, with a dual major in Theatre and English. She has been involved with the Chester County Distric Chorus, the Chester County Choral Society and the Tri-M Music Honor Society. In her senior year, she portrayed Cosette in Rustin's production of Les Miserables. While at Northwestern, Pam will continue her vocal training and musical performance. Her musical aspiration is to make it on Broadway.
Ellen Ford is a 2012 graduate of Henderson High School. She has been representing HHS as a Soprano 1 for PMEA District and Region Chorus for the last two years. She is pursuing Voice at Temple University with a double major in Vocal performance and music education.
Jessica L. Rodier is a 2012 graduate of East High School. Jessica has been involved in the choral music program here at East High School for all four years of her high school career. She is a soprano section leader and has often volunteered for extra responsibilities such as singing the National Anthem for some of the school's athletic events. Jessica continuously demonstrates self-motivation, school spirit and leadership qualities. Her kind and caring personality will help her in becoming a great music teacher or music therapist someday.
The Chorus has partnered with the Advent Lutheran Church to hold a fundraiser on Saturday, May 18th at 7:30 PM as a benefit for the congregation's Appalachian Service Project. A free will offering will be received and free child care is available.
Prior to the show, the congregation plans to serve a complete Chicken Alfredo and Pork with Citrus Sauce Dinner followed by a dessert bar.
Doors open at 5:30 PM with dinner being served at 6:00 PM. Tickets, which must be purchased in advance for the dinner, cost $15 for adults, $5 for children age 10 and younger.
To purchase tickets for the dinner, please send a check to Advent Lutheran Church, 1601 Green Lane, West Chester PA 19382.
The church is located on Rt 352, between Rt 926 and Rt 3. (Directions)
Plenty of convenient parking is available!
Questions? Please contact Courtney at courtney @ 49erschorus . org (remove spaces).
When Clark asks Carmen to meet him in the city for a big date, her friends are sure he's about to pop the question. But as Carmen rushes to board the train, she slips and hits her head, effectively erasing everything she knows about herself - and Clark! Now, she must trust her heart - and the Forty Niners - as she attempts to learn who she is and who she loves in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Train.
Join the Forty Niners Chorus in this original musical performance your whole family will love! Featuring songs from the Partridge Family, the Beach Boys, Queen, Jason Mraz and some of the world's favorite musicals, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Train is perfect for all ages. Entry is free and there's no need for tickets, so join us at one of these upcoming public performances!
Advent Lutheran Church
West Chester, PA (Directions)
May 18th, 7:30 PM
Olivet United Methodist Church
Coatesville, PA (Directions)
May 19, 2013, 3:00 PM
Thorndale United Methodist Church
Thorndale, PA (Directions)
June 2, 2013, 7:30 PM
West Goshen Park
West Chester, PA (Directions)
June 30, 2013, 6:30 PM
Exton, PA (Directions)
July 21, 2013, 6:30 PM
Love to sing? We do, too! If you're interested in joining a dynamic group of fellow Chester Countians as we entertain thousands, consider scheduling an audition!
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