Assabet Valley Chambersingers to hold Holiday Concert
Marlborough – The Friends of the Marlborough Public Library’s Music Chair Leslie Havens is pleased to announce the First Concert of The Friends 2010-11 Yacyshyn Concert Series for the 41st Season, which will be presented Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. This will be a Holiday Concert with the Assabet Valley Chambersingers directed by Dr. Robert P. Eaton and will feature inspiring traditional and nontraditional holiday music. The program will include holiday music from all periods, as well as Broadway show tunes and vocal jazz.
Organized in 1983 by director Robert Eaton as an outreach program, the Chambersingers have performed for numerous civic events and nursing home facilities throughout central Massachusetts. The Assabet Valley Chambersingers is a small ensemble selected from the Assabet Valley Mastersingers.
Dr. Robert P. Eaton is founder and director of the Assabet Valley Mastersingers, a 70-voice regional chorus dedicated to the performance of major choral masterworks, and also the 16-voice Assabet Valley Chambersingers. Dr. Eaton has a long career in church music and is currently minister of music at First Baptist Church of Lexington. He is a past president and treasurer of Massachusetts American Choral Directors Association and is currently the president of Eastern Division ACDA.
Dr. Eaton was choral director at Algonquin Regional High School, Northborough, for many years. Dr. Eaton’s choruses won numerous awards at festivals and competitions, including gold medals for Jazz Choir, Camerata Choir, Chamber Choir and Concert Choir. Dr. Eaton’s students have been selected for National and Regional Honors Choirs and were always well represented in District and All State Choruses. In 1994 he was awarded the Teacher of the Year Award at Algonquin for his work in developing humanities courses and a Senior Interdisciplinary Pilot Project.
The concert will take place in the Bigelow Auditorium, Marlborough Public Library, 35 West Main St., Marlborough. Admission to the concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 413-648-9663 or send e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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