Sally K. Albrecht
The Northeast Piedmont Chorale and St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church are planning the first Northeast Piedmont Spring Sing on Saturday, April 18.
Together, the Northeast Piedmont Chorale and St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church will host an all-day choral workshop culminating in a concert, conducted by world renowned choral clinician and composer, Sally K. Albrecht.
The workshop, from 8:30 a.m. on April 18, with music rehearsal until 3:30 p.m., is open to all with prior registration.
Anyone who likes to sing, even if not currently a member of a choir, is being invited to register.
Registration is open only until Feb. 28. The cost is $20 covering snacks, a hot lunch, and all your music, which you may keep.
The concert at 4 p.m. that day is free and open to the public.
The workshop and concert will be held in the St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School gym, 600 W. Holding Ave., Wake Forest. Registration, with money paid, ends Feb. 28.
Area church choir members are being encouraged to register.
High school and college singers are invited as well. The maximum number of participants is 200. Go to www.npchorale.org for more information and to download a registration form with instructions where to mail it in with your check.
Sally K. Albrecht brings decades of experience from around the globe, a fast paced, and fun to learning music.
Under her direction, participants become better readers of music and better choral singers, joining with others to experience large group singing. Much of the music for the workshop was composed by her or her husband, Jay Althouse, both members of the Northeast Piedmont Chorale.
The Northeast Piedmont Chorale was founded almost 28 years ago in Louisburg and now meets in Wake Forest.
It is directed by Sue Crocker, an associate minister of music at First Baptist Church of Henderson. The director of the Parish Choir at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church is Brenda Rebilas.
Both Crocker and Rebilas will participate in this workshop along with most members of their choirs.
There is room for about 100 more participants.