Since 1999, the Morgan Community Choir has been creating musical opportunities and raising the bar for choral music in the Morgan area for vocalists and music aficionados alike. When Lois Manning and Suzanne Carrigan organized the choir, they wanted a place where people could come together to sing great music. Each year the group performs at least two free concerts to share their talents and entertain the community.
In the past, the choir has hosted a Choral Music Festival in Morgan, won state-wide awards at competition in Provo and sung the national anthem for various sporting events, civic meetings and other community gatherings.
For 17 years, the Morgan Community Choir has continued this rich tradition and is now opening its 18th season with an open call for members. Wendy Mikesell, a member since 2002, invites everyone to come join “not just a choir, but a family of people who care about each other and making great music.
“Being a member of the choir has been a fun experience, plus it stretches you. You learn and it stretches your voice and your talents. It pushes you to learn and makes you feel great as you create beautiful music. After being in the choir so many years, I am still learning and growing with the pieces we sing. It is such a wonderful group of people to sing with and they all support each other,” Mikesell concluded.
“We would love to have more people join us,” Historian Claudia Davis extended as she displayed the scrapbooks covering the concerts and events of the past 17 years of activity.
The Morgan Valley Community Choir is under the direction of Lois Manning and assistant director Betty Jan Murphy. They practice every Wednesday night from 7-9 p.m. in the high school choir room. Their first practice of this season was Sept. 7. Interested vocalists can join the choir by attending any practice. For more information about the choir, singers can contact Choir President Steve Carrigan or speak with any of the members.