HERKIMER — The Frankfort-Schuyler Select Chorus and Show Choir will be the special guest choir as Herkimer County Habitat for Humanity celebrates its 12th annual Choirs in Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9, at Herkimer County Community College.
The concert will feature six local church choirs along with the school choir.
There is no charge for admission, but a free will offering will be received to benefit the work of Herkimer County Habitat for Humanity.
The Frankfort-Schuyler Select Chorus and Show Choir, a 40-member chorus under the direction of music teacher Shelley Ceglia, will sing two selections. The choir has performed for several Frankfort village groups and the Masonic Home/Acacia Village, along with the Utica YWCA and Folts Homes. Past performances include hospitals in Cleveland, Philadelphia, Rochester and Springfield, Mass. In 2012 and 2013, the students traveled to Washington, D.C., and made several public appearances supporting various causes. They will be in New York City in May, again entertaining to bring joy and support charitable events.
“A Musical Homecoming” will be presented on Saturday, March 1, to celebrate 25 years of Frankfort-Schuyler Select Chorus and Show Choir activities. The event will feature 60 alumni and 40 current members.
The church choirs, each doing two selections, are from the Oak Ridge Free Methodist Church, Ilion First Baptist Church, Mohawk Reformed Church, Little Falls Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Morning Star United Methodist Church and Trinity Lutheran Church. For the finale, the combined choirs, under the direction of William Van Patten, will perform “Distant Land” by John Rutter and “River in Judea” by Linda Marcus and Jack Feldman.
A “meet the choirs” reception with refreshments will follow the concert.
For those who cannot attend but would like to contribute, tax-deducible donations may be sent to Herkimer County Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 148, Herkimer, NY 13350.
Habitat volunteers recently completed a Habitat house on Jerusalem Hill Road. Anyone interested in working or who has questions is encouraged to call 894-3713 or 894-0216. Clubs and organizations that would like a speaker from Herkimer County Habitat for Humanity may also contact the group at one of those telephone numbers.
Habitat for Humanity is a worldwide ecumenical Christian housing ministry which seeks to provide simple decent housing for low-income families who are willing to work with Habitat volunteers to build their own homes. Habitat homes are sold to the families at no profit and the organization provides a zero-interest mortgage. All income from mortgage payments is used for the construction of more low-cost housing.