the Douglas County Chamber Singers

I’ve sung with the Douglas County Chamber Singers for the last 17 years. I started off singing with the Alto section, but moved over to the Tenor section several years ago – I’m officially “one of the guys.”

Right after Labor Day we started preparing for our 2018/2019 concert season and our first concert is coming up in a few weeks. I hope all of my Douglasville friends will plan to attend a few of our concerts this season.

Our first concert of the season is the “Messiah.” We’ve sung Handel’s Messiah for several years now. If you’ve ever sung any of the Messiah, I think you’ll enjoy the opportunity to sing along with us. Please come!

“Messiah Concert”
Sunday, November 18, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Douglasville First United Methodist Church
6167 Prestley Mill Road

The Chamber Singers is dedicating this concert to the “Glory of God” and to the Douglasville First United Methodist Church in appreciation of its support over all the years we’ve been in existence. I think the Douglasville First United Methodist Church has one of the most beautiful sanctuaries in the county, with its lovely stained glass windows and high arching wooden beams. It is so inspiring to sing there and I’m thankful for their kindness in letting us use their facilities.

We will be joined by Trey Clegg, a superb Atlanta organist, who will accompany us on the magnificent pipe organ at the church – you can see the organ pipes behind us in the picture above. This beautiful instrument is the only remaining pipe organ in Douglas County.

The Methodist Church is currently gathering funds to rebuild the organ console, so the Chamber Singers are going to donate all donations we receive at the Messiah Concert directly to the DFUMC Organ Fund. I hope you’ll come to enjoy the music and to support this worthy organ rebuild project.

Other Upcoming DCCS Concerts

Please mark your calendar and plan to attend!

  • Christmas Concert, Friday, December 7, at 8:00 pm
  • Spring Concert, Friday, March 22, at 8:00 pm

Reflections on a lovely evening

The Douglas County Chamber Singers Christmas concert was last night and as I reflect on the evening, I feel so many emotions. I have sung with this group for 16 years (I missed the very first concert). I am honored to be a part of the Singers and have learned so much about choral singing from our conductor Vickie Orme.

I am humbled by and appreciative of the people who turn up to listen to our concerts. I am thankful to the musical composers and song masters who have created the beautiful songs we sing. I am thankful to the United Methodist Church of Douglasville for allowing us to sing this beautiful music in their beautiful sanctuary with it’s gorgeous stained glass windows, graceful wooden arches and its wonderful organ.

I am especially thankful to Vickie Orme, our conductor, to Deanne Ohman, our pianist, and to all of the singers in the Chamber Singers for their loyalty, their commitment, their flexibility, and their love of music.

Together we lift our voices in celebration, love, and devotion to each other, to the world around us, to our fellow humans, and to the God that we love.

Happy, blessed and safe holidays to all during this last month of the year.

Douglas County Chamber Singers

 

2014 / 2015 Concert Season

August 19, 2014 @ 7:15 pm – Rehearsals resume for the 2014/2015 Concert Season

September 20, 2014 @ 12:30 pm – DCCS sings at September Saturdays at the Courthouse

November 23, 2014 – Messiah Sing-A-Long CANCELLED

December 12th – Christmas Concert

March 20, 2015 – Spring Concert