46th Annual Christmas Celebration in Song
2015 marks 46 years that the Ferndale Community Choir has made a joyful noise in the Victorian Village of Ferndale. Under the direction of Betty Diehl, choir presents sacred music in a “Celebration of Song.”
With over 230 concerts over the years, the small group has grown so that more than 500 people have sung with the choir at one time or another. People of all ages, diverse backgrounds and faiths make up the choir, but whether they are professional musicians or novices, the joy of making beautiful music together has kept the choir together and flourishing.
The choir sings an eclectic selection of sacred music, from choral classics to contemporary compositions and spirituals. Concerts are offered at various venues in the Spring, beginning on Easter Day, and again during the Christmas season.
Betty Diehl, a long-time resident of Ferndale, is known in the community as a singer as well as a director. She also directs the Chameleon Singers, sings with West Broadway Co., and has a song for every occasion.
Pianist Dana Christen is a graduate of HSU and earned her Master’s from the University of Oregon. She teaches music locall,y and was voted Outstanding Music Educator for the North Coast California Music Educators.
Beverly Carlson is an accomplished musician, whether at Stanford University in earlier years, teaching chorus at Ferndale Union High, or singing at the drop of any old hat today.
The Ferndale Community Choir is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. A recording of its 2004 Christmas Celebration in Song is available at various stores in Ferndale. Check out the links here for recent concerts, and you can find other concerts on You Tube under susandmc3.
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