Written by Phil Cerroni
By Alice Canham
The Irving Chorale has an exciting 26th Anniversary season ahead. Four concerts are scheduled, beginning with the ‘Grand Celebration’ concert on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 3:30 pm in Carpenter Hall at the Irving Arts Center.
“We’ve tried to make collaboration with other local arts groups a priority,” said Artistic Director Harry Wooten.
“The New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving is just beginning its 25th Anniversary season, so we’re collaborating with them for our first concert. It gives us an opportunity to use some orchestral pieces.
“On Dec. 14 we’ll work with students from the MacArthur High School Choir in a concert we’re calling ‘Rejoice and Be Merry’.
“Then on March 2, 2013 we’ll have our Side by Side concert with the Irving ISD Honor Chorus. We’ve commissioned a multi-layered piece on the theme of bullying – the problems it poses and possible solutions.
“Finally, on May 17 we’ll have music from the Beatles in ‘A Hard Day’s Night’, our pop concert. For that, we’ll be joined by students from the Jack Singley Academy High School.”
Learn more about the Irving Chorale and its programs online: www.irvingchorale.org.