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Singing Because It’s FUN!

Sep 30, 2014 04:53PM ● Published by Jennifer Neys

The Martinez Community Chorus just doesn’t want to take a break. While on summer hiatus from their regular singing schedule, members of the group volunteered to perform mini-concerts at several convalescent facilities in Martinez and Pleasant Hill. Dressed in their finest Hawaiian print garb, they entertained residents with excerpts from their recent concert and some old favorites, from “Sentimental Journey” to “California Dreamin”. It is hard to say who enjoys the shows more, the singers or the audiences.

The chorus is happy that they will soon be back to regular rehearsals. September 23 is the start of the fall semester at Martinez Adult Education. The group meets on Tuesday evenings, September 23 – December 16 (no class November 11 and 25), from 7–9pm in the Martinez Adult School auditorium, and the cost for the semester is $40. Directed by longtime Martinez resident Sara Stafford, this mixed chorus sings many different styles of music, including folk, popular, jazz, sacred/spiritual, and classical.

Members are looking forward to singing for the Veteran’s Day ceremony at Veteran’s Park and then concentrating on the music for their concert in December.

If you like to sing or know someone else who does, you should check out this group -- they are friendly, welcoming, and talented. There are openings for sopranos, altos, tenors, basses, and any voice in between. You can contact them (and LIKE them) on their Facebook page, “Martinez Community Chorus,” or call the MAE office for information.

You can register with Martinez Adult Education by phone at (925) 228-3276) or fax (925) 228- 6989, or in person at 600 F Street in Martinez. Visit for brochure and registration information.

Photo Caption:  Members of the Martinez Community Chorus perform at Alhambra Convalescent Hospital.

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