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Newtown Choral Society’s Successful Concert



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To the Editor:

The Newtown Choral Society presented their spring concert “Inspired Shakespeare” to an enthusiastic crowd on Sunday, May 19, at The Meeting House.

Our director, Mary Andreotta, led us in a program that included music inspired by Shakespeare’s plays, from the 1847 opera MacBeth by Antonio Verdi, to the current Broadway musical & Juliet, which imagines Juliet’s life had she survived Romeo.

As always, our accompanist Susan Anthony-Klein supported us with her exhilarating concert performance.

And we thank our guest musicians, percussionist Bob Nolte and John Sullivan on base.

We thank Peter Andrews, Paul Partelow, Chuck Magoulas, Dick Zang, Jeff Jackson, Keith Roberts, Kenneth Lerman, and the entire Gamble contingent for transporting our equipment from the Meeting House. And the Town of Newtown for storing our risers between concerts.

And we thank the Newtown Congregational Church and the Rev Mathew Crebbin for inviting us into the Church for two important rehearsals.

After the concert we were privileged to meet at the welcoming home of Mary Andreotta and Chuck Magoulas for our after-concert get-together. We thank them.

The choir would specifically like to thank Nancy Dvorin for creating and supporting our social media and for her editorial support, and Peg Heetmann, our long-time treasurer.

We thank The Bee for their invaluable support in publicizing our concert.

Finally, as always, we must thank my husband, Kenneth, for his computer expertise, his muscle, and his patience.

The Newtown Choral Society, now entering its 38th year, will begin rehearsals for its December Holiday concert in September. We welcome new members from all area towns and have openings in all voices. Our soloists come from our membership. We support ourselves through dues, program ads and concert tickets.

If this is your time to raise your voice in song, if you have thought of starting to sing in a group in a supportive atmosphere, or returning to singing, call me (203-313-3064) or e-mail me (lel-choir2@se-ltd.com) for membership information or to be added to our distribution list to be notified of when rehearsals begin in September. We perform two concerts a year and practice Wednesday evenings at the Newtown Middle School.

Laura E. Lerman


Newtown Choral Society


A letter from Laura E. Lerman.
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