The Community Chorus of Port Townsend and E. Jefferson County, Washington
is a non-profit, educational, artistic, and recreational organization established exclusively to benefit the general public, for which it provides music and from which its membership is composed. We are committed to rehearsing and performing choral repertory at the highest level of choral artistry achievable by the members.
The chorus has two seasons a year, normally culminating in two concerts per season. Winter or holiday concerts are generally in early December and the spring concerts are generally in April or May. We are often accompanied by orchestras of talented local musicians. We encourage participation by experienced and novice singers 16 years and older. Part of our mission is to provide a forum for those who are returning to choral music.
"His Light Still Shines"
The Chorus will present a commemoration of the Civil Rights Movement, including acknowledging the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a special collage of spirituals and Dr. King's writings/speeches. It's hard to believe it's been 50 years since the day that Dr. King was killed. The late 1960s were a time of tumult. Many of us lived through it, either witnessing from the sidelines or out in the streets or battlefields in one way or another. The Chorus will also include a lighter portion on the program, with songs of the late 1960s. Not only will the singers and the audience be moved by the more serious part of our commemorative concerts, but they will love hearing some of the songs of the era as well.... protest songs and popular songs of the time.