Staunton Choral Society

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Staunton Choral Society

Hello, and thank you for visiting the official site of the Staunton Choral Society!

The Staunton Choral Society is a Non-Audition Choral Group in located in historic Staunton, Virginia.

Rehearsals are Monday night 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, Staunton.
call 540-448-0200 for information

New Members welcome at start of each concert season
Rehearsals for Spring Season will begin January 22
Christ Lutheran Church
2807 N. Augusta St.
Staunton, VA  24401
7 pm

"Tell the News"


Christmas Concerts

Saturday,  Dec. 2nd  4PM

Bethel  Presbyterian

563 Bethel Green Rd.


Sunday,  Dec. 3rd  7PM

With Xpressions Dancers

Christ  Lutheran  Church

2807 N. Augusta


We begin the concert with “God Bless America” an acknowledgment of our veterans and Armed Forces that help to ensure our freedom, as marked by the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941.  In doing this, we also offer our prayers to God for the protections, freedom, and spiritual health of our nation.


As we learn the good news ourselves in "On Christmas Night," we sing to hear the angels announce the birth of the Christ child and all that it means.  The well-known "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing" calls nations to join the angels in proclaiming the coming of the one prophesied, with "healing in his wings."  The Ukrainian "Carol of the Bells" bids us to forget our cares and to join the musical procession of joy at the coming of Christmas.


The women of the chorus, in "Lo, How a Rose," then bring our focus to the historical prophecy of the birth of the Rose of Sharon, the Messiah, by the "Virgin Mother kind."  The fulfillment of this prophecy in its beauty and wonder is contemplated in "Mary Had a Baby."  This child, born in humility, is the Everlasting Father and the Prince of Peace.  In "Rise Up, Shepherd," the men of the chorus, take us to the hillside pronouncement to the shepherds.  We like they, leave our worldly focus, to seek the child who brings salvation to all.  The winter season, depicting the spiritual need of the nations, as the time of Jesus' coming, is the message of "In the Bleak Midwinter."  The first half of the concert ends with the rousing "Go Tell It on the Mountain."  As did the shepherds, we begin to Tell the News of joy to all around us.


The second half of the concert brings to us a touch of lightness and humor, something that we can share because of the joy of the season.  These songs include the greeting "Sing Hey," "The Christmas Waltz," "Santa Claus Is Coming," and "Nuttin' for Christmas," giving us a chance to poke fun at ourselves!


The concert concludes with a direct command to "Go Where I Send Thee."  Having heard and rejoice in the good news, we are compelled to spread the word of gladness, by ones, twos, threes, and more.  The "Jazz Gloria," concluding the concert, revels in the powerful message and repeats the drumbeat, "Glory to God...Alleluia...Tell the News!"

The Staunton Choral Society is one of the oldest performing arts groups in the Staunton/Augusta county area. Our singers are non-auditioned volunteers who sing for the love of producing beautiful music.  Our director is Raymond Hebert.

New members are always welcome.  If you love to sing and would like to join us please send us a message from this website or email us at: 
Staunton Choral Society
P.O. Box 2793
Staunton, VA 24402

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The Staunton Choral Society is a 501(c)3 organization,  Contributions are tax deductible
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