The Warren County Community Singers will present two performances of their annual Winterfest of Music featuring the Children’s Chorus of Warren County on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. The Saturday concert is at Grace Lutheran Church, 300 Roseberry Street, Phillipsburg, and the Sunday concert is at the First Presbyterian Church, 40 East Church Street, Washington. Both venues are wheelchair accessible and have ample parking.
Among the old and new holiday offerings are “The Dream Isaiah Saw.” Members of the Stone Soup Symphony will accompany the singers. Hunter Chadeayne, music teacher and music director at the United Methodist Church of Belvidere, directs the Singers. Ann Hoyt, music director of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Belvidere, continues her tenure as associate director/accompanist. The children’s chorus is under the direction of Mariah Thompson, and the children’s accompanist is Laura Rader. Megan Thomas and other parents of children’s chorus members assist.
The Community Singers are a non-audition group made up of about 60 singers from high school age to senior citizens. They come from all over the county and beyond. The new semester starts in early January. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Washington.
The concert is free, but a good-will offering will be taken. The singers are funded in part through the Warren County Cultural and Heritage Commission.