2019 Interim Director of Music: David Chaves
Pianist: Billie Joyce Bell
Organist: Beverly Caldon
The Area Choir, an area tradition since 1953, is a non-denominational, non-auditioned choir — typically 60 -70 members — that performs three concerts of sacred Christmas music the first weekend in December. The choir’s selections are drawn from a variety of music genre, interspersed with time for the audience to join with choir and organ in singing traditional Christmas carols.
Seven weekly rehearsals are held on Sunday evenings, from mid-October through the end of November, with a dress rehearsal on the Friday evening of concert weekend. The 2019 rehearsals are from 6 to 9:00 PM beginning October 20. Rehearsals and concerts are held in the beautiful setting of South Congregational Church in Newport, New Hampshire.
There are no fees to belong to the choir. The Area Choir is supported through business and individual donations, and a free-will offering at each concert.
Members come from many area towns and cities, and audience attendance is just as far-reaching.
The Area Choir gives adults and teens who love singing the opportunity to join their voices in an uplifting and joyous musical gift from the choir to the community.
For more information about becoming a member, donor, or about the concerts, email us at TheAreaChoir@gmail.com. Visit our Facebook page at The Area Choir.
The Area Choir is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Tax ID 22-2511426