Youth Choir to Perform “I Hear America Singing” This Friday


The Chester River Youth Choir invites you to a celebration of American music on May 17th, with a concert at the Garfield Center for the Arts at 7:30pm. Under the direction Julie Lawrence, and accompanied on piano by Michelle Sensenig, the group will perform for FREE, with donations to the Chester River Youth Choir strongly encouraged.

Now in it’s 6th year, the Chester River Youth Choir is open to treble-voice singers ages 7-17, and meets Mondays 4:15-5:45pm at the Garfield Center for the Arts. No auditions required, and all are encouraged to sign up for the fall session, which will begin in September. For more information contact

The Garfield Center for the Arts is also accepting applications for a director for the Chester River Youth Choir. Qualified applicants should be prepared to run weekly rehearsals, communicate with parents, choose appropriate repertoire for children’s treble voices ages 7-17, and be able to play piano along to 3-part voicing and some accompaniments. The fall session of the Chester River Youth Choir is scheduled to
start on September 23rd, 2019. Applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of intent with a resume AND observe current rehearsals held on Mondays 4:15-5:45 at the Garfield. Please send application materials to Executive Director Tess Hogans at Be prepared to talk about children’s choral music at your interview.

The Chester River Youth Choir is also supported by the Kent County Arts Council, The Clifton Foundation, and the Chester River Chorale. For more information about Friday’s concert please contact the theater at 410-810-2060. The Garfield Center for the Arts is located at 210 High Street in Chestertown.

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