Story provided by Stillwater Community Singers
Oh, the beauty of July in Oklahoma…the crisp cool air, the smell of cinnamon and ginger, the holiday decorations and the sounds of jingle bells and carolers…wait…what?!? July in Oklahoma is hot, it smells like coconut oil and sweat, the sounds are of children playing outside and any music you hear is primarily from your car radio! Well, while that is true, the Stillwater Community Singers are trying to change that this summer on July 21st. No, we cannot change the weather, but we can provide an air-conditioned room. And our choir members are busy pulling together their favorite holiday treats to bring those familiar smells to fruition. We will add a few decorations to put you in the holiday spirit. Our director, Judy White, has been poring over the music to find some well-known favorite carols as well as some choral arrangements to let you experience the type of music we typically sing at our December concerts. All you have to do is join us, and hopefully, bring a few friends with you!
Many choirs have dissolved over the years for a variety of reasons. The Stillwater Community Singers choir was started in 1994 by Tom Anderson and his wife Beth. With various directors, and singers coming and going, there are still 3 founding members. To remain a strong choir, we need singers of all ages and range of voices. Are you missing your choir or do you just love to sing? Then please come sing with us on July 21st and see if we are a choir that can help further your love of music. And please, bring your friends! We want as many people to come that have the desire to sing. There’s no obligation, fees or audition, just an open invitation to enjoy “Christmas in July”. By attending, you will also have the option of rehearsing with us this fall and singing at our annual December concert without paying any membership dues! Then, if you decide this is a great fit for you and want to join as an official, voting member, you will pay $24 in annual dues starting in January of 2023. Otherwise, we hope you enjoyed your brief time with us in 2022.
Though not a requirement, we do ask that you register that you will be attending the “Christmas in July Sing-a-Long”. This lets us set up the appropriate number of chairs, prepare enough food and drink, and print the correct number of copies of the music. The details and the registration form are on our website at stillwatersingers.weebly.com. If you are uncomfortable registering on our website, please contact any choir member and let them know you are coming. To stay up-to-date on the latest news and announcements, follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/StillwaterSingers and on Instagram @stillwatersingers.
Mark your calendars for the “Christmas in July Sing-A-Long” on July 21st, 6:30pm-8:30pm, at the Stillwater Community Center. Then register at stillwatersingers.weebly.com. You can also submit any questions you have on the CONTACT US page on our website or through our Facebook and Instagram pages. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas with us on July 21st!