By BJ FOX

SPECIAL TO THE LOG CABIN

The Conway Womens Chorus is starting 2013 rehearsals on Tuesday, January 29, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.. Their first three rehearsals are always open for any woman, age 15 to 75, who just wants to have some fun singing three part harmony with a bunch of fun-loving other women. The public is welcome to attend the first three rehearsals with no commitment to see if this would be something you might enjoy all year. This non-profit Chorus rehearses every Tuesday evening for about an hour and presents an annual Spring show and a Christmas show plus benefit performances for the community.

The Chorus will, once again, take on an ambitious Spring show devoted to music around the theme, "Love in Bloom". They will sing about the different stages of relationships in love that will include an oldie, "Heart, We Will Forget Him", from Emily Dickinson poetry. A good old-fashioned folk song about love and other music from the 60’s era and from the television show, Glee, will be on their program. "I Dream of Jeanie" will be added to their Civil War program. Although some musical experience with reading music or appearances in productions is always helpful, it is not required to sing with this group. There are now over twenty voices to help you along and the point is just to have a good time.

The Chorus was formed in 2005 with only a handful of music devotees by Director Joan Hanna, a teacher at University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton. She also directs the Faulkner Academy of Arts and has been with that group since its inception April 15, 2005. She helped start the Conway Dinner Theater and is Musical Director for their two yearly productions. She also gives private piano lessons. Bryan Cole, accompanist, is also a piano instructor at Faulkner Academy of Arts and a Music Specialist at Julia Lee Moore Elementary School in Conway.

If you would like to share your singing with a group of fun women, come to 2201 Washington Avenue, Conway. Use the small door on the south end of the building for the first three rehearsals. New members are encouraged. For more information, call 501-339-7401 or e-mail at faulkneraarts@yahoo.com