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Lakeshore Community Chorus To Present Concert At First Congregational June 23

     The Lakeshore Community Chorus and Canticum Novum will present a concert on Thursday, June 23, 7:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Saugatuck.
       The Lakeshore Community Chorus under the leadership of  W. Gene Coburn and Nancy Plantinga, with accompanist Peter Black, will be performing several selections from their recent “I Dream a World” concert. Canticum Novum (kahn’-tee-koom noh’-voom), meaning “new song”, is the newest choral ensemble at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City.    
       The singers of this choir come from varied backgrounds and professions, but all bring to the the group the vast experience of symphonic, university and church choruses.
        Canticum Novum is known for its exciting programming, a variety of challenging repertoire and performance excellence. The ensemble performs regularly around the Northern Michigan area.
        CN Director Jeffrey Cobb, is the director of Music Programs and Choirs at Northwestern Michigan College, Artistic Director of the NMC Children’s Choirs and Director of Music at Traverse City Central United Methodist Church. His choirs have performed through out the nation and abroad.
        He is also a regularly commissioned, award-winning composer of choral literature and is represented by several publishers.
        Plantinga says, “We are really excited to collaborate a performance with this outstanding ensemble.
        It will be an enjoyable evening of music-making as well as a learning experience for our singers. “They will have the opportunity to work with another director as well as experience the performance of another community chorus that performs new, challenging and exciting choral literature. We are also looking forward to performing a concert with Canticum Novum in Traverse City in the near future.”
         No tickets are being sold  for this event, however,  a love offering will be gratefully accepted to help defray concert expenses.

Lakeshore Community Chorus To Present Concert At First Congregational June 23

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