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New singers join community choir

| November 14, 2012

New singers join the Coshocton Community Choir. Front row: (l-r): Nancy Lahmers, Sharlynn Smith, Debbie Adams, Gilda Zarcone, Angie Speicher, and Sam Servais; Back Row: Owen Kelling, Austin Simcox, Jacob Panteloukas, and Allen Zarcone. New members, not pictured are Haley Evans, Tami Hardesty-Jaynes, Karysa Kent, Paula Esselburn, Zane Buxton, Joshua Dufford, David Cush, and David Jacobs.

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton Community Choir recently welcomed new members to its 100-voice choir. Eighteen new singers from Coshocton and surrounding counties will be participating in the upcoming ‘Your Light Has Come’ Christmas Concert Sunday, Dec. 2. They include Nancy Lahmers, Sharlynn Smith, Debbie Adams, Gilda Zarcone, Angie Speicher, Sam Servais, Owen Kelling, Austin Simcox, Jacob Panteloukas, Allen Zarcone, Haley Evans, Tami Hardesty Jaynes, Karysa Kent, Paula Esselburn, Zane Buxton, Joshua Dufford, David Cush and David Jacobs.

The Coshocton Community Choir includes singers from not only Coshocton County but throughout Central Ohio including Newcomerstown, Dover, Mt. Vernon, Wooster, Zanesville, Cambridge, Westerville, Millersburg, Berlin, Dresden, Morrow, Pickerington, Bakersville, Pataskala, Newark, East Liverpool, Mt. Gilead, Columbus, New Concord and Reynoldsburg. Its members range from high school age through senior citizens.

The choir was founded by and is conducted by Charles R. Snyder, who is highly respected throughout the state. He is also the conductor of the 200-voice All-Ohio Youth Choir that performs each year at the Ohio State Fair. The Coshocton Community Choir is now in its 42nd season, and has commissioned several arrangements from well-known composers.

The Annual Fund Campaign is also underway for the Coshocton Community Choir. For those interested in contributing financially to the choir, contact Business Manager Lee Bown, at 427 Roscoe St., Coshocton, OH 43812, or call 740-622-3960. Contributions can also be made online at the choir’s website www.CoshoctonCommunityChoir.org. Contributing members receive complimentary tickets to the choir’s concerts.

The Coshocton Community Choir’s Festival Christmas Concert will be at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Coshocton High School’s McKinley Auditorium. Due to the construction at Coshocton High School, the best route to enter for parking is to take Denman Avenue to South 14th Street to Sleepy Hollow Drive to access the CHS parking lots. The concert will feature the adult choir, the children’s choir and the youth chorale. Tickets for the ‘Your Light Has Come’ Festival Concert are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the door, on the website, or by calling Bown at 740-622-3960.

For information about the Coshocton Community Choir, the Coshocton Children’s Choir or the Coshocton Youth Chorale, visit www.CoshoctonCommunityChoir.org, or call the choir office at 740-623-0554.

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