Repertory Singers turns 30!
As Repertory Singers turns thirty, I am so grateful for the tremendous support that has transformed Repertory Singers from a fledgling, fringe ensemble, into one of the most dynamic arts organizations in the Rogue Valley. This transformation reflects the hard work and dedication of our singers, our Board and staff, and the tremendous generosity of our friends and patrons. Together, we have created an organization that is making very significant contributions to the cultural life of the Rogue Valley and whose future has never looked brighter.
This past year alone we established a very active Educational Outreach Program, began to pay our core singers, added a staff position, and established a Legacy Program to provide a firm financial foundation for the organization for years to come. I am thrilled to tell you a bit about our plans for this coming celebratory season.
The music is fantastic: alternately dramatic, charming, inventive, fun, and heartbreakingly beautiful. Concert descriptions are included under each concert, but I would like to highlight here Haydn’s joyful celebration of the creation of the world in his beloved oratorio, “Creation”. Haydn’s music is inspired, so full of life, so beautiful, and includes one of the most celebrated moments in all of western music: the blazing C major entrance of the orchestra to accompany the words: “and there was light”. The creation of light is a good metaphor for Repertory Singers’ mission. At thirty, we are officially a grown-up, and ready for grown-up responsibilities, but also ready to bring you light, power, creativity, and life-enhancing beauty. Thank you in advance for your continuing support.
Dr. Paul French - Music Director