Northwest NEWS

April 5, 1999

Valley Special

Sno-Valley Community Choir sets debut concert

by Jane McClure, special to the Valley View

   Snoqualmie Valley residents will have something to sing about as the newly-formed Sno-Valley Community Choir performs its first public concert April 12, 7:30 p.m. at Cedarcrest High School.

   "I'm glad to be able to present this collection of well-known tunes," said Choir director Ryan Lewis. "The choir has worked diligently to prepare a program that will be entertaining and fun for the whole family."

   The short program, which is sponsored by the Duvall Arts Commission and the Duvall Arts Foundation, will include popular works ranging from "When the Saints Go Marching In" to a composition by Beethoven.

   "Director Ryan Lewis and accompanist Becky Chaney bring energy and enthusiasm to the performance, a spirit that is matched by members of the choir," said Don Williams, Duvall Arts Commission co-chair.

   The Sno-Valley Community Choir comprises approximately 20 persons from Carnation, Duvall, Monroe, and Sultan.

   "The Commission and the Foundation are pleased to provide this kind of local opportunity for widespread public participation in the arts," said Williams, who explained that many choir members sang in school choruses, then found few outlets for their musical talents as adults.

   The concert is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available. Those who wish to make a donation to benefit the choir may do so at the door. For performance information, contact Ryan Lewis at 788-7116. For choir information, call Becky Chaney at 880-4220.