TICONDEROGA - The sound of freedom will stir at Fort Ticonderoga with a performance by the Champlain Valley Chorale.
"Let Freedom Sing," the Champlain Valley Chorale's annual spring concert will be held at Fort Ticonderoga on Sunday, May 17, at 3 p.m.
In addition to a selection of patriotic pieces, the choir will perform a piece by Randall Thompson that sets to music the writings of Thomas Jefferson. Accompanied by members of the Fort Ticonderoga Fife & Drum Corps and narrated by Fort Curator Mark Turdo, "Testament of Freedom" is a patriotic work that premiered in 1943 on the 200th anniversary of Jefferson's birth.
The chorale will perform in the Great Room of the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center.
Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are priced at a suggested donation of $10 and are available at Rathbun's Jewelers, The Hot Biscuit Diner, from chorale members and at the offices of Fort Ticonderoga.
The chorale features more than 50 singers from the Ticonderoga, Moriah, Schroon Lake area.
The Champlain Valley Chorale includes:
Tenors - Mary-Lloyd Burroughs, Bob Elling, Evan Glading, Joseph Latocha, Sue Liddell, Richard Malaney, Robert Moore, Carole Potter, Bonnie Reid, Jerry Treadway, Joseph Vilardo;
Sopranos - Jane Bassett, Claire Best, Betsi Calhoun, Anne Charboneau, Merribeth Elling, Kathy Hyatt, Sandra Lovell, Eileen McCabe, Martha Strum, Betty teRiele, Grace Trombley, Claudia Young, Vivian DenBleyker;
Altos - Dorothy Brauner, Marion R. Britt,Penny Carr, Valerie Dixon, Pam Fischer, Cathryn Greubel, Sarah Hastings, Sharon Huck, Meghan Jebb, Marianne Major, Ruth Malaney, Valarie Monroe, Joan Pulling, Beverly Sann, Kristine Tribou, Polleen Tyler, Rachel Zauner; and
Bass - Dick Barney, John Barber, Bob Bartlett, Paul D. Burrough, James Marshall, Peter Scott Oberdorf, Bill Quinn, Larry Vanderburgh, Bill Westervelt.