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Rimbey Community Chorus had a successful holiday season

Chorus always looking for new members
(Photo submitted by Rimbey Community Chorus)

The Rimbey Community Chorus Annual Gift of Music went very well for their first time back due to the pandemic.

“This was a challenge for the singers to come back after two years of no chorus,” said Conductor of the Chorus Annette Boorman.

She said they decided to have two nights of performances at the Rimbey United Church due to overflowing issues in the past, where people were standing or having to sit in the aisles.

The Chorus performed Dec. 20 and 21 to a good turnout. Donations amounted to $3,260 from the performances, which was forwarded to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

“We’ve done that with every program that we have put on for about 20 years,” said Boorman about the donations.

The chorus is done for now, but will perform again this holiday season. They begin practicing in October and always welcome new members.

Boorman said the number varies from year to year, but this year the chorus had about 35 members participate.

“This year we had six new members which was really nice,” she said.

People who want to join can just show up at their practice, which takes place at the Rimbey United Church. They practice every Wednesday beginning in October to prepare for their Christmas performance in December.