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.

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A message from our president

Dear patrons of Community Chorus of Port Townsend & East Jefferson County,
We were well on our way to staging a fall concert when the robust COVID Delta variant arrived on the scene. Rehearsal venues were either unavailable or their owners were nervous about hosting singers. We worried about our chorus members, supporters and audiences.

word art Although we have so missed singing together and performing for friends and the community, we decided to take a step back and hold off on planning any public performances. We are still hoping that the new year -2022 - will allow us to safely bring you a spring concert. When we're able, we will have inspiring, uplifting, and positive music ready to present to you!

While weather permitted this fall, we offered opportunities for chorus members to sing outdoors. We were led by director Sarah Moran and accompanied by Liz Hopkins. It's been fun to get together again, socially distanced, to participate in warm-up and voice strengthening exercises, and to sing parts on some favorite tunes. For a change of pace, director Jonathan Stafford led us on guitar in some Beatles tunes and Pete Seeger folk songs.

As always, we appreciate your generous contributions in support of the chorus and our next performance.

Thank you and be well.

Linda Atkins, president of the Community Chorus board of directors