Lakewood Area Choral Society (LACS) has been entertaining audience locally and worldwide for 34 years. Now entering their 35th year, they are actively recruiting tenors, baritones and basses. Now is a great time to join LACS. The choir, is under the direction of Dr. Robert C. Oster. Currently, the Choral Society boasts a roster of 90 amateur singers representing twenty-one communities and twenty-five zip codes in western and mid-Michigan. The performers are a diverse group who range from their 20’s - 80’s. You could become one of the choir’s newest members! LACS repertoire ranges from sacred and classical, to show tunes and pop music.
Membership is open to anyone with choral experience who loves to sing and who is willing to be dedicated to the LACS family. This year the choir is primarily seeking new tenors, baritones, and basses, but altos and second sopranos are also welcome. On Monday, March 9, prospective new members should attend a Get-to-Know-Us, No-Commitment Rehearsal at 7 p.m. at the Sunfield United Brethren Church, 8346 W. Grand Ledge Hwy., Sunfield, MI 48890. Choral Society members will greet you at the door and usher you to your section. Detailed information regarding the choral society’s operation and voice interview specifics will be given following the Get-To-Know-Us, No Commitment Rehearsal. After the initial rehearsal, those interested in becoming members will have a voice interview to check range and experience. Voice interviews will take place at Grace Lutheran Church, 239 E North St, Hastings on Mar. 16 for second sopranos and altos and on March 23 from 6:00-6:50 p.m. for tenors, baritones, and basses.
The Choral Society’s season runs from March through December each year. Rehearsals, both full and sectional, are normally held on Monday nights from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The 2020 commitment for singers is a total of 18 rehearsals and 5 concerts, making the total commitment 23 days of 365. To allow people time for vacations, no rehearsals will be held from mid-June to mid-August for the 2020 season. Concerts generally begin in early May and conclude with a Christmas concert in December.
The mission of the choral society is to provide for its members an atmosphere that promotes learning and enjoyment of choral music and to provide for our audiences superior performances of choral music. Further information about becoming a new member is available at lacsmusic.org. Click on “Accepting New Members.” Then click on “Register Here.” Fill out the form so we can have copies of the music available for you at the first rehearsal. If you would like further information, please email Joanie Oster, Executive Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 269-967-7246.