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The Community Artist Series Committee of First Presbyterian Church of Grand Haven will hold its season-opening concert on Sunday, September 17 at 4:00 p.m. with the Great Lakes Barbershop Chorus.
The Great Lakes Chorus was formed in 1947 and has been a part of the West Michigan music community ever since. Now under the direction of Jamie Carey, the current Great Lakes Chorus is drawing members from all over Michigan, and is performing exciting a cappella music for an ever-expanding audience.
The chorus has been crowned District Champions many times, most recently in April of this year. The chorus has qualified the past three years for the Barbershop Harmony Society’s international competition, competing in Pittsburgh in 2015, Nashville in 2016, and in Las Vegas this past July. Singing on the stage of Planet Hollywood’s Axis Theater in the most recent competition, the chorus posted its highest score ever, and is now recognized in the barbershop world as an “A” level chorus.
Great Lakes Chorus repertoire includes a wide variety of musical styles including barbershop, gospel, patriotic, doo wop, and swing.
All of the Community Artist Series events are free and open to the public. First Presbyterian Church is located at 508 Franklin Avenue in Grand Haven, MI.