By Carol McCracken (Post # 2,321)
Can you read music? Do you enjoy singing? Are you fifty years old or older? Can you become a member of OLLI – a program for those interested in some intellectual stimulation not available anywhere else in Portland? (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, a/k/a OLLI.)
If your answers to the above questions are yes, you qualify to become a member of the OLLI Singers – a group of people with limited musical talents most often, but who enjoy singing for the sheer fun of it and meeting like minded souls. If you are new to the area, it’s a wonderful way to meet others with similar interests. Don’t be shy!
The Singers, is a four-part harmony group, that meets every Thursday afternoon – from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the Wishcamper Center on the University of Southern Maine campus, Portland. Under the talented direction of Sally Trice and Chuck Hornberger, we rehearse a variety of music with the goal of entertaining our fellow OLLI students at the end of the eight-week semester – Performance Day! Marion Rich is our piano accompanist. There are usually about 35 of us and there are no auditions required.
To be part of the OLLI Singers you must be a member of OLLI – a cost of $25. and there is a small charge of about $5.00 for the purchase of our music every semester. The music is normally donated to the OLLI music library. If you want more information, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll put you in touch with our coordinator Henry Warren. Or just come to our first rehearsal of the spring 2015 semester on Thursday, March 5th to learn more. The OLLI Singers are part of the Special Interest Group program at USM.
We’ll be expecting you!