“In Case You Missed It”: Choral Arts Society Celebrates Holiday Year in One Show | Culture & Leisure


The Choral Arts Society of Frederick will end its 78th season with a spring concert celebrating the holidays of a calendar year. “In Case You Missed It: Amaze of Holidaze” is a moving tribute to 12 months of festivities.

The show takes place at 7:30 p.m. June 3 and 3 p.m. June 4 at the Jack B. Kussmaul Theater at Frederick Community College. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for military, students, and seniors, and free for children under 12 and FCC students with valid ID.

Mixing rap, opera, patriotic tunes and pop culture surprises, artistic director Lynn L. Staininger has crafted a light-hearted program meant to delight attendees of all ages. The opening number will feature renowned pianist John Wickelgren and FCC piano student Kristen Thurman.

“It’s been hard to celebrate the holidays properly lately, so we’re celebrating them all at once,” Staininger said. “Condensing a year’s worth of musical programming into a single performance is the Choral Arts Society‘s gift to the community.

Over the past two years, Staininger has helped the CASF community stay optimistic and perfect, despite difficult circumstances. By delivering lessons in music history, sight readings and music theory virtually, Staininger has kept choir members and the board of directors motivated and moving forward.

Staininger commends the CAM Board of Directors for their fundraising efforts and leadership over the past two years. “Our Board of Directors, Section Leaders, Grants Writing Committee and Consultant have worked tirelessly over the past two years to keep members…connected and informed, while supporting my plans for us to continue to perform and grow as musicians,” she said.

As for the future, the CAM choir is looking forward to performing in person and adding new members to its ensemble for the fall season. The audition details are available on their website. To purchase tickets for the concert or to learn more about CASF, visit casof.org.


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