Classic Choral Society

The Roots of classic Choral Society Go back almost 200 Years!

March 16, 1820 marks the beginning of choral music at United Church of Christ, Blooming Grove - Click here to see the historical document!

Hurricane Sandy brought much in the way of destruction throughout the Northeast, however, there are always sliver linings, and an historical gem came to light whilst Linda Bull was carefully going through flood-damaged papers that had been stored in the church's basement. She discovered a proclamation citing the official formation of the Washington Ville Singing Society -- signed by Samuel Moffat, Issac Still and John Jaques.

“We are enormously proud of our connection to the history of the area – and it makes it even more special because we’ve been rehearsing in this space since we formed as CCS back in 1959,” commented Janiece Kohler, Artistic Director of Classic Choral Society, “There’s a long, unbroken line of music and fellowship here.” The chorus always performs one of it’s concerts each season at the church, a venue recognized for its fine acoustics and open architecture.

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CCS December 2017

Rehearsals Start January 15! Be part of CCS this spring!

 CCS has always drawn members from all corners of Orange County (and beyond). We find that most singers who decide to join us have been to one of our performances – or have seen us on Facebook or YouTube. Although we don’t require auditions, there is an enthusiastic commitment to achieving a professional level of choral musicianship that makes membership in Classic Choral Society rewarding and exciting.

We encourage you to look over our Becoming a Member page, and contact our director, Jan Kohler at 845-713-4543 or classicchoral@hvc.rr.com with any questions you may have.

The music for our Spring 2018 performances will feature exciting works by contemporary choral composers such as Ola Gjeilo, Eric Whitacre, George Shearing, and Kim Andre Arnesen. With the addition of more men’s voices, we’ll be in good shape to present a very special program – watch this website and our Facebook page for updates!

Rehearsals begin on Monday, January 15 and meets from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., Monday evenings at United Church of Christ, 2 Old Dominion Road, Blooming Grove, NY. Concerts are tentatively scheduled for Saturday, April 28 at 7:00pm - location to be announced and Sunday, May 6 at 4:00pm – United Church of Christ, 2 Dominion Road, Blooming Grove, NY.

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