Sing in the Chautauqua Festival Chorus

Posted on August 05, 2015

All Lakeside singers are invited to participate in a special festival chorus that will perform alongside the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO) and soloist Joan Ellison on Friday, Aug. 14.

The chorus will perform in a tribute to America’s Armed Forces and the 70th Anniversary to the end of World War II. Join conductors Robert Cronquist and Michael Shirtz as they celebrate the music that changed a nation and the world.

The Chautauqua Festival Chorus will join the LSO in presenting great American songs such as the “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “Hymn to the Fallen,” “America the Beautiful” and more. The concert will also include Shirtz’s orchestral narrative paying tribute to the greatest generation, entitled, “Gift of a Generation,” which was premiered at the Choral Society’s 2014 Holiday Festival.

The program will provide other tributes and remembrances to the servicemen and women who fought around a globe for the preservation of freedom for all.

Singers participating in the festival chorus will be provided with a music folder. Concert attire and chorus information will be provided upon reserving a place to sing in the chorus.

The schedule for the Chautauqua Festival Chorus includes rehearsal from 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13 in Chautauqua Hall. On Friday, Aug. 14 a rehearsal with the LSO will take place from 2-4 p.m. and warm up rehearsal will be from 6:45-7:30 p.m. Both rehearsals will take place in Hoover Auditorium.

For those interested in singing with this special chorus, please contact Casie Eller by email at or call (419) 798-4461, ext. 347.