City of Gibson issued the following announcement on Oct. 10.
We encourage all singers to participate in the Gibson Area Music Foundation’s annual performance of Handel’s Messiah. We will rehearse Monday evenings at 7:00 at the First Presbyterian Church in Gibson City, beginning October 28th, with a dress rehearsal held Saturday morning, December 7th. The performance will be the afternoon of Sunday, December 8th, at the Gibson City Bible Church.
We have quite accomplished vocalists singing the solo parts, but to sing in the chorus, a love of music is all that’s required. Dr. Janet McCumber will direct this year’s performance. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Choral and Orchestral Conducting from Eastern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from the University of Illinois. She has most recently earned her Doctorate in Choral Conducting and Literature from the U of I. Dr. McCumber has directed the University Mixed Chorus and taught music appreciation at EIU. She has also served as a Senior Chorus Co-Chair for District V of the Illinois Music Educators’ Association (IMEA). Dr. McCumber has presented clinics on choral music at the IMEA All-State Conference, and has directed choral festivals throughout the state of Illinois, including the 2012 IMEA District V Senior Chorus. We believe anyone who participates will benefit greatly from Dr. McCumber’s instruction.
We look forward to welcoming you into our choir at the first rehearsal, October 28th!
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