9/24/2013 6:50:00 PM Cantata rehearsals to hit the right note
Last year’s cantata offered lots of fun for all ages. File photo.
Submitted by Bill Hansen Othello Choral Society
Schools are in sessions, some stores have Christmas on their shelves and it's time to start rehearsals for the 35th annual Christmas cantata to be presented by the Othello Choral Society. The first rehearsal will be held Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Pilgrim Lutheran Church, on Seventh and Elm Street. There is no audition and no membership dues. Anyone high school age and older is welcome. It is a great opportunity to mingle with fellow Christians as we celebrate the birth of our Redeemer. The cantata is considered by many as the beginning of the Christmas season. Participation requires commitment to 15 rehearsals and three performances. This year, the cantata is "Come Messiah King," directed by Bob Reichert. There will be practice CDs to aid in learning parts. Performances are set for Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 8 at 3:30 p.m. and Dec. 15 in Moses Lake at 3:15 p.m. A cantata consists of music and narrations. The Othello Choral Society is a nonprofit, interdenominational group with participants from around the Columbia Basin. Donations help finance a music award, the cost of performances of the cantata and Unique Dinner Show. We also help with the cost of a performing arts camp in the summer.