Taunton Civic Chorus - A New Season, A New Music Director
Taunton, MA, January 2, 2018 -- The area’s oldest running choral group, The Taunton Civic Chorus, will begin its spring concert season Thursday, January 18th with a new Music Director at the helm.Matthew Haynes has been Assistant to the TCC Music Director after he was awarded the group's scholarship in 2014. A senior at Rhode Island College, where he studies vocal technique and music history, Haynes has performed with several ensembles and groups, such as the Harmonic Move Show Choir, Triboro Youth Theatre, New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, and the Massachusetts All-State Choir at Symphony Hall in Boston. He has worked as the Bass Section Leader for both the Rhode Island College Chorus and the Junior Providence Singers from the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School. He has also served as the President of the Rhode Island College Chamber Singers.Haynes is also the Music Director of the West Dighton Christian Church Choir. Haynes recently finished working for the Walt Disney Company, where he was an Attractions Host at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. The Taunton Civic Chorus has been an important part of the cultural life of Taunton since 1959. In addition to presenting an annual spring and holiday concert, the TCC performs at local events such Raynham Tree Lighting, private functions, and local church services. Each year, TCC proudly awards a scholarship to a young person entering college who has been involved in the performing arts in high school.Rehearsals will begin on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 7 p.m., and are held each Thursday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Union Congregational Church, 265 West Britannia Street, Taunton. No auditions are necessary. This season, the TCC will perform “Lights, Camera, Music!” – a celebration of classic Hollywood, featuring music from award-winning films such as Grease, The Wizard of Oz, Singing in the Rain, and Dirty Dancing.For more information, please call 508-472-6578 or visit www.tauntoncivicchorus.myfreesites.net or find us on Facebook.