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Appalachian Chorale rehearsals begin Sept. 8

BOONE—The Appalachian Chorale celebrates its 33rd year and invites all interested singers to attend rehearsals and participate in any or all of three concerts scheduled for the 2008-09 season.

The chorale will perform Bach’s “Magnificat” and Buxtehude’s “Das neugeborne Kindelein (The Infant Jesus)” Dec. 9. The fourth annual “Messiah” sing-along will be held Dec. 14. The chorale will perform parts II and III of the “Messiah” April 28, 2009.

All concerts will be presented in the Broyhill Music Center on the Appalachian State University campus. Rehearsals begin Sept. 8 and will be held every Monday evening during the university’s academic semester, except during official breaks and holidays. Rehearsals are from 7-9 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center Room 214. Non-university students should bring $22 for music, which they may keep.

The Appalachian Chorale was founded in 1975 as the University Choral Society. Former music directors include Carroll Stegall, Dennis Johnston, Clinton Parker, Robert Jones, Stephen Hopkins, Brian Bailey and Roosevelt Escalante. Current music director Joby Bell welcomes any and all interested singers. There are no auditions.

For more information, contact Bell at 262-6467 or