All Community Interfaith Choir seeks members

DAYTON — The newly-forming All Community Interfaith Choir is welcoming new members to begin preparations for the Christmas season by rehearsing Sunday evenings through the end of the year.

Organized to promote a return to Christian values of integrity, charity and fellowship among persons of all denominations who are not afraid to call themselves Christians, the ACIC will put into action its motto “uniting in song to strengthen faith in Jesus Christ”. Based in classical music the choir will perform a wide repertoire of interdenominational hymns, sacred Christian choral works and original choral arrangements of favorite orchestral pieces.

The choir is under the baton of Fairborn’s Tracy Sandberg, a veteran of decades of conducting choirs large and small, and lyricist and choral arranger of pieces by Samuel Barber, Pietro Mascani, Gustav Holst, and others. The ACIC accompanist is the very capable Judy Delph of West Carrollton, who has served as organist to area churches.

“The choir is entirely volunteer. Our only compensation is the enjoyment of good music well done and the sense of community we are building,” said Sandberg. Performances will be free of charge and open to all.

Singers are needed

“I believe that as churches have converted to the use of ‘praise bands’ there may be many church-going persons who miss singing in the choir. All voices; S,A,T &B are welcome and needed here,” added Sandberg. The Fairborn congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has donated rehearsal space and the use of their organ and piano for a few weeks. “Other churches may participate in the same way by hosting the ACIC for a time. We would be performing for them in turn.”

Rehearsals: Sunday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: 3080 Bell Dr., Fairborn, near WSU’s Nutter Center.

Contact: Tracy Sandberg 937-344-3347

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