BY BILL WARD

SPECIAL TO THE LOG CABIN

Spring seems to spur optimism in people, and for men interested in singing and fellowshipping with others it’s an ideal time to become part of an exciting group.

The Conway Men’s Chorus has been performing since 1998, and Reynolds Performance Hall on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas has become the favorite venue.

Sam Husky, director of the Chorus, will be introducing new and proven concert pieces as rehearsals get under way on Monday, Feb. 4, at Woodland Heights Baptist Church on Prince Street at Hogan Lane.

Rehearsals are designed for busy men, as they meet in the choir room for one hour beginning at 6 p.m.

Paul Bradley is piano accompanist.

Some of the pieces the men will be working on for an April 30 concert include "Homeland," "We Rise Again," "O Lux Beatissima," "Deep River," "Sing Me to Heaven," "Walking in Memphis," "Loch Lomond" (a new version) and "Battle Hymn of the Republic."

Men of varying levels of musical ability are invited to become a part of this Spring 2013 concert, according to CMC President Mike McCullars.

"We are seeing more and more men become regulars as the group increases in quality and size. And, we have a lot of fun," he said.

More information may be obtained by calling McCullars at 501.682.4153 or sending an email to: info@conwaymenschorus.org.