For the first time in several years, the Louisa Community Chorus will present a spring concert. And, for the first time ever, there will be a guest conductor. Chorus Board members, led by President Burchie Carroll, invited Ann Porter to return to Louisa to conduct the chorus in a single concert.
Porter has a master of arts teaching degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and spent her career in public education teaching music and preparing students for choral festivals and national competitions. In addition, her experience includes piano and vocal coaching, working in church ministry and directing community choirs and musical theater productions.
Porter was on the Louisa County High School staff from 1985 intil 1997. During that time, she was instrumental in establishing the original Louisa Community Chorus.
She now lives in Williamsburg where she is in her eighth year as artistic conductor of the Williamsburg Women’s Chorus. She also directs the Williamsburg Youth Chorale and the Bruton Parish Choristers.
Porter will conduct a single spring concert on Sunday, March 30, at 4 p.m. at the Louisa United Methodist Church. In addition to selections by the Community Chorus, LCHS choral students, under the direction of Jelita Hopkins, will sing. There will also be selections by Hopkins and her father, the Rev. Jim Perry (ret.). Carol Barfield, LCC resident director since 2008, is looking forward to singing with the chorus instead of directing this spring.
For more information on how to participate in this concert, contact Burchie Carroll, chorus president, at (540) 967-1076, or Carol Barfield, chorus director, at (540) 894-4614.