Community choir concert returns after pandemic
Smaller chorus, more intimate music
The Waupaca Community Chorus will return to the stage Sunday, April 3, after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The concert is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at the Waupaca High School Performing Arts Center.
Director Dan Wolfgram said this year’s program will feature selections from past performances and the addition of some new familiar songs and is being promoted as a choral reunion concert, “A Celebration of Song.”
“We are excited to return to live performances,” he said. “The choir will be about 50% smaller than in previous years. The program has changed multiple times over the course of the past two months. I didn’t know what to anticipate for choral enrollment, so I did program some larger numbers.
“We quickly realized with our diminished size we needed to pivot to more intimate numbers that were appropriate for the size of the choir,” he said. “We will be performing with two pianos instead of a full orchestra and the concert will be shorter than in previous years.”
Some of the featured selections include “Danny Boy,” “Shenandoah,” “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” “All Creatures of our God and King” and “Let There Be Peace on Earth.”
The choir numbers approximately 50 singers and the accompanists for the concert are Wanda Eikenbary and Joni Radley.
For patrons wondering about covid mitigation strategies, masking is encouraged but remains optional.
Audience members will not have to show proof of vaccination status or any other kind of antibody test to attend the concert.
Tickets for the concert can be purchased at the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce office, from Waupaca Community Choir members and at the door. Prices are $10 for adults or $12 at the door, while student tickets are $4 in advance and $6 at the door.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Additional information about the choir and the Waupaca Fine Arts Festival can be found at www.fineartsfestval.org.