The Verdugo Hills Women’s Chorus (VHWC), which performs for civic groups, churches, senior facilities and other venues in the foothills community, is heading to Riverside on Saturday, March 8 to rehearse for the California Women’s Chorus, Inc. CWC’s 45th annual scholarship concert is titled “It’s a Musical World.” Sharon Schlarb, director, and Suzy Duff, president, will lead the group of women who are eager to sing with nearly 175 members of CWC. The VHWC has an active membership of 35, most of whom will attend the rehearsal.
The Southern area rehearsal will be at the Magnolia Presbyterian Church in Riverside. The doors open at 7:30 a.m. for registration. Breakfast items will be served until 8:45 a.m. Everyone should be in place and ready to sing at 9 a.m. Rehearsal will conclude at 1 p.m. with solo auditions being held after the group rehearsal.
This is the first opportunity for most of the singers to meet guest director Melva Morrison, current vocal music director at Jurupa Valley High School where she has been teaching since the school opened 25 years ago. Morrison has been an accompanist and the associate director of the Inland Master Chorale for 33 years.
The Verdugo Hills Women’s Chorus looks forward to the rehearsal as a chance to sing with women from choruses throughout Southern California who gather each year to present the public scholarship concert. This year’s event is on May 4 at the Riverside Convention Center, 3637 Fifth St. in Riverside.
The Verdugo Hills Women’s Chorus has welcomed several new members to the chorus this year and there is always room for more. Anyone interested in singing is welcome; there are no auditions required. Contact Sharon Schlarb at (626) 403-5622 or Arlene Massimino at (818) 624-1111. Be prepared to come and sing on Monday mornings.