CoS Ladies Chamber Choir

by mdeayres on April 17, 2013

The College of the Siskiyous Ladies Chamber Choir will perform a spring benefit concert
on Tuesday, April 30th at Etna’s historic Avery Theatre at 7pm. This concert is sponsored by the
COS Performing Arts Series which is dedicated to showcasing the College talent in locations
throughout Siskiyou County and will benefit the Scott Valley Theatre Company High School
Scholarship Fund.

The Ladies Chamber Choir is composed of twelve women from the College Music
Department and the community. The theme is music by “women, for women and about
women,” though men will certainly enjoy the show, too. Directed by Elaine Shaefer, the
concert will feature a varied musical program with selections from “Phantom of the Opera,” the
iconic poem “Jabberwocky” set to music, and a piece entitled, “Alice, Through the Looking
Glass.” Also on the program will be a variety of musical genres including gospel.

It is the mission of the College of the Siskiyous Performing Arts Series to annually
deliver a series of exceptional quality which will enrich the cultural lives of students and the
community by expanding the appreciation of the performing arts in Siskiyou County.
Performances this season include the Air Force Band Winds; The Nutcracker performed by the
Eugene Ballet; and Mamajowali with Joe Craven. The Series has also offered free performances
to nearly five thousand Siskiyou Country students since 2006.

Tickets are $5.00 and all proceeds will go to the Scott Valley Theatre Company High
School Scholarship Fund. The SVTC has given annual scholarships to Etna High students who
have shown a passion for the performing arts by participating in events at the Avery Theatre.
Past recipients are Vaughn Swanson, Andrew Kramer, Crystal Curry, Angela West and Andrew
Wester. The Avery Theatre is the performing arts space for all Etna High School drama and
musical productions and it offers students an authentic theatre experience which includes all
aspects of production and performance. Students act and direct on the stage, build sets, design
and run lights and sound and utilize the extensive costume collection for shows.

Following the show will be light refreshments and a chance for the community to meet
Elaine Shaefer and the choir members who will answer questions about the College of the
Siskiyous music and academic programs. All tickets will be sold at the door. For more
information call (530) 598-9157.

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