Art Song Project


This group explores the world of art songs – sung poetry. Expand your repertoire and develop your performance skills while considering text, history, and culture. Grow as a musician by broadening your own musical horizons, listening to others, and performing for an appreciative audience.

Our 11th season will be an international year, exploring the major languages of art song. German Lieder is our topic for October, and French Melodie in November.  After a pause for the holidays, we’ll come back to Italian songs in March and Spanish in April.

Those who wish to sing will meet with our collaborative pianist, Valerie Blair, on the first scheduled Tuesday, and perform their pieces for the membership on the second Tuesday.

All meetings are at 7pm. Some rehearsals will be in the main building, but all programs will be at Emerson House, 420 North Main Street.


Here is our schedule:

Oct. 4 Rehearsal.                                                    Mar. 14 Rehearsal

Oct. 11 Oktoberfest.                                                Mar. 21 Italian Night

Nov. 1 Rehearsal.                                                   Apr. 4 Rehearsal

Nov. 15 French Melodie                                         Apr. 11 Spanish Songs




This year we are introducing a new event, the Liederstube.  Come and sing your favorite German lied, no rehearsal,  no membership requirement, just for fun. Refreshments provided, free will offering. Friday Oct. 14 and Friday April 28, 7:00 p.m. at the Emerson House.


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