Choral Arts Society’s New Season

The Easton Choral Arts Society (ECAS), under the baton of Wes Lockfaw, has announced its offerings for the upcoming 2017-2018 season. Look for a surprising and thrilling concert season as the society presents a wide span of choral works from a rich array of music, ranging from Medieval through 21st-century composers.

The Easton Choral Arts Society begins its highly anticipated new season in October with its “Made in the USA” concert.

Inaugurating the new season, Easton Choral Arts will present “Made in the USA” at Christ Church Easton on Friday, October 13 and Sunday, October 15. Included in the concert will be American music ranging from William Billings to the present.

For the Christmas season, the chorus will perform Benjamin Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols” along with seasonal favorites accompanied by harpest Rebecca Smith of the National Philharmonic Orchestra. These performances will also be held at Christ Church Easton on Friday, December 1 and Sunday, December 3.

Highlighting the spring concert will be the ever-popular “German Requiem,” by Johannes Brahms. This performance will be joined by orchestra and guest soloists. The performances will be held at Christ Church, Easton on Friday, April 27, and Sunday, April 29, 2018. Season tickets for all three concerts are available at EastonChoralArts.org.

Easton Choral Arts is under the direction of Wes Lockfaw, who is also music director at Christ Church in Easton. Wes, whose choirs were featured in 2014 at Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg, Virginia, is also director of the Christ Church Concert Series and the Dean of the Mid-Shore Maryland Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

Auditions are scheduled by appointment and interested singers may contact ECAS at EastonChoralArts.org or eastonchoralarts@gmail.com. Rehearsals will be held Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. at Christ Church in Easton beginning August 22. The Easton Choral Arts Society is supported by grants from the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Choptank Electric Cooperative, the Talbot County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.

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