Happy birthday, Curbstone Chorus!

"Although it surely helps, a fellow doesn't have to be able read music," said Dan Graves. "He just has to enjoy singing and be able to sing on pitch. The Chorus uses learning CDs to facilitate the learning of individual parts. We have a great feeling of camaraderie within the Chorus, and each member contributes to our overall performance. The men have a great time at our rehearsals and have an absolute blast when they perform for our audiences."

On April 27 and May 4. the Curbstone Chorus will hold a special Open House for men who like to sing. Those who attend will learn the basics of barbershop harmony and, by the end of each evening, will be able to sing a song with the Chorus. Guests are also welcome to drop in on any Monday rehearsal.

The Open House, as well as the weekly rehearsals, will start at 7 p.m. in the Music Room at Rutland High School. For more information, to arrange a visit or to engage the chorus to perform at an event, organizations and individuals can call 273-2911 or can email the chorus at info@curbstonechorus.org. The chorus' web site is www.curbstonechorus.org.

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