On February 8 at 4 p.m., three Rockville musical groups will perform at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville (http://www.uucr.org/), 100 Welsh Park Dr., Rockville, MD 20850.
HOM is a group of 40 women who sing four-part, unaccompanied, close-harmony—or barbershop—songs. Their repertoire includes popular songs from the 1940s through today. Their concerts are fun to watch and delightful to hear. For more information—and to sample performance songs—visit www.homchorus.org/watch-and-listen/audio.html.
This city-sponsored choral ensemble of some 80 mixed voices performs selections from classical choral repertoire, Broadway musical material, classical jazz arrangements, and original compositions from contemporary composers, generally in four part harmony. The chorus provides free concerts for the Rockville community throughout the year. For more information—and to hear recordings from a recent performance —visit rockvillechorus.com/events/.
The Singers are an outreach group of some 35 voices from the Rockville Chorus, created in the mid ‘90s to perform at venues too small to accommodate the chorus. Their repertoire generally differs from that of the Chorus.
Additional Performers (students of Sandy Spring Friends School):
Victoria, erhu (chinese fiddle)
Keija, koto (chinese harp)
Community Ministries of Rockville
The concert is free—but we ask for a free will offering that can help fund CMR’s Emergency Assistance Program (REAP). The program provides emergency financial assistance to Rockville residents coping with crisis (eviction, utility termination) and referrals for social services (food, dental and vision care, computers, clothing) to all county residents. Last year REAP provided over $70,000 dollars to more than 500 people in the Rockville area. For more information on REAP, please visit Community Ministries of Rockville’s website (www.cmrocks.org/services/rockville-emergency-assistance-program).
Please join us for light refreshments following the concert.