January 18, 2018

Come Sing!

A message from our director of choral activities, Kathy FitzGibbon.
  • Kathy Fitzgibbon is Lewis & Clark's director of choral activities.

In my experience, there is but a short list of things on this earth that are more enjoyable than singing in a choir. In choir, you learn how to use your voice, powered by your own body, to sing in harmony with others. You are part of a team. You laugh together. You are vulnerable together. You make art together. You learn about music’s history and cultural context. You feel the sound vibrating within you and know that you are part of the ensemble making that beauty happen, and then, you even give that gift to others who hear the choir perform. 

Please consider joining the Community Chorale. We meet Tuesday evenings from 7-9:30, and we take a break part way through and eat cookies. It’s a wonderful group of folks including undergrads, grad and law students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends. There’s terrific camaraderie. 

What’s that you say? You don’t sing publicly? You only sing Taylor Swift secretly in your car when no one is listening? I can help you change that! It is LITERALLY my job to teach people to sing independently in a choir.

It’s going to be a great semester, with a performance on the (Anti)Valentine’s concert on Friday, February 9, and a performance with the LC Orchestra on Sunday, April 22 (the Vaughan Williams Dona nobis pacem, with Walt Whitman poetry set to stunning music). 

If you’re thinking about it, just shoot me an email or call ext. 7466, or show up to our first rehearsal Tuesday night. 

Best wishes,

Kathy Fitzgibbon

Associate Professor of Music