The Harbor Country Singers (HCS), the area’s community chorus, will begin weekly spring/summer rehearsals at 6:30pm, eastern time, on Wednesday, April 10. Rehearsals will take place at the Three Oaks Arts & Education (A&E) Center, 14 Maple Street. Pat Putnam, long-time HCS member and producer of this year’s spring and summer session, notes that anyone who wants to sing is welcome to join the group. The ability to read music is not required, but attendance at the rehearsals is expected, Putnam says.
The spring/summer session will concentrate mostly on traditional and patriotic music. So far, Putnam notes, HCS will perform at an April 25 hootenanny at the New Buffalo Township Library, a June 8 concert in connection with Three Oaks’ Flag Day celebration, and a July 28 concert for Civil War Days, also in Three Oaks. Other performances are in the works.
HCS was founded and is directed by Cindy Dryden, and is a program of the School of American Music. Now in its sixth year, The School of American Music offers courses in stringed instruments, flute, piano and voice for children and adults.