PALMDALE COMMUNITY CHOIR SEEKS MEMBERS FOR SUMMER.Byline: Daily News
PALMDALE - The Palmdale Youth and Community Choir is accepting new members for its Summer Celebration season.
The choir is a performance-based choral program offered through the city of Palmdale, aimed at giving residents an opportunity for musical expression and personal development in a supportive environment.
``Many people enjoy singing and the experience of musical accomplishment,'' said Cultural Arts/Theater Manager Dea McAllister. ``This program is for community members who share a common passion: an intense love of singing a variety of music in four-part harmony Noun 1. four-part harmony - harmony in which each chord has four notes that create four melodic lines
musical harmony, harmony - the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords .''
The choir rehearses from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evenings at the Playhouse. Members must be at least 12 years old. Membership fee is $40.
Director John P. Crocker Jr. has expanded the choir's repertoire to gospel, jazz and show tunes in four-part harmony. Pieces to be performed include ``Keep Your Lamps,'' the choral melody from ``Westside Story'' and ``For the Beauty of the Earth For the Beauty of the Earth is a Christian hymn by Folliott S. Pierpoint (1835-1917).
In each verse there are four lines each with seven syllables and a two-lined refrain also with seven syllables each. .''
Crocker holds a master's degree in choral music education from Utah State University Utah State University, mainly at Logan; coeducational; land-grant and state supported; chartered 1888, opened 1890. It publishes Utah Science, Western Historical Quarterly, and Western American Literary Journal. and a bachelor's degree in operatic voice from Loyola Marymount University. He serves as the minister on staff at the First Missionary Baptist Church of Littlerock and is the vocal music instructor at Antelope Valley High School Antelope Valley High School is located in Lancaster, California and is part of the Antelope Valley Union High School District. It was founded in 1912. It is located in the Mojave Desert. in Lancaster.
Crocker's musical theater credits include ``Fiddler on the Roof,'' ``Guys and Dolls,'' ``The Unsinkable Molly Brown'' and ``Love Is Where You Find It.'' He is most proud, however, of his four portrayals of the runaway slave Jim in the musical ``Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry huckleberry, any plant of the genus Gaylussacia, shrubs of the family Ericaceae (heath family), native to North and South America. The box huckleberry (G. brachycera) of E North America is evergreen and is often cultivated. The common huckleberry (G. Finn.''
Choir accompanist Molly Stecker is a composer with memberships in the Music Teacher's Association of California and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a non-profit performance rights organisation that protects its members' musical copyrights by monitoring public performances of their music, whether via a broadcast or live performance, and compensating .
For more information or to schedule an audition, please call the Palmdale Playhouse at (661) 267-5684.