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8:41 PM Tue, Sept. 18th

Concert of voices to salute coming of springtime

The Women's Chorale, the Community Choraleers of Prescott Valley and the Community Chorale will sing a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday on the Yavapai College Performance Hall stage.

The Women's Chorale, under the baton of Arlene Hardy, will open the evening's festivities, singing "April is in My Mistress' Face."

Gene Fougner's Community Choraleers will include in their repertoire, "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." Then the Women's Chorale will return to sing music of Purcell, Bach, Palestrina and such favorites as "The Battle of Jericho."

The Community Chorale, directed by Celeste Roberts, sing such selections as, "The Yellow Rose of Texas" and "Clap Your Hands, All Ye Nations."

This concert is one of the regular season ticket events and individual tickets will also be available at the box office for $4. Children 14 and under are free.

The Community Chorale is an unauditioned mixed ensemble. The community Choraleers are also an unauditioned mixed ensemble who perform in both Prescott Valley and in the performance hall. The Women's Chorale is an auditioned women's ensemble.

Fougner has directed the Community Choraleers since its inception in 1994. He has been an active choir and handbell director since 1987. He graduated from Concordia College with a bachelor of arts degree in professional art.

Hardy teaches private voice at Yavapai College, as well as directing the Women's Chorale. She earned both a bachelor's and a master's degree from North Dakota State University.

Roberts directs programs at Prescott Christian Church in addition to the Community Chorale. She holds a bachelor's degree in secondary education with an emphasis in choral conducting and a vocal concentration from Grand Canyon University.