Cascade Singers Search For New Director

 Cascade Singers announces a search for a new director even as the community choir takes a break for coronavirus precautions.  The 2020-’21 season will proceed as restrictions are lifted and gatherings for rehearsals and performances are permitted.

The position is voluntary and involves selection of music for Christmas, Saint Patrick’s Day, and spring concerts.  There is one two-hour rehearsal for everyone each week, with a separate hour-long work session on an additional evening.  Applicants should send their resumes to Singers’ secretary Susan Stewart at randysusanstewart@gmail.com.

The choir had its beginnings in 1976 when Lloyd Walworth and a group of friends organized the ensemble.  Walworth was choral music instructor at The Dalles High School and directed the mixed-voice auditioned choir until shortly before his death in 2018.  Since then elementary school music teacher Miles Thoming-Gale served as director, but he leaves the post as he moves away from The Dalles.

Cascade Singers embraces a wide repertoire from classical masterpieces to pop tunes.  The group enjoys singing for community events in The Dalles and surrounding area in addition to the three traditional annual concerts.