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Wimberley Community Chorus

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A Brief History of the Chorus:

In 1980 Rich Howe, a charter member of the Wimberley Players, attended a musical drama entitled “Living Witnesses.” He was so impressed by it that he wanted to present this work in Wimberley. He approached Mary Guemple and asked her to direct the music, while he directed the drama. Mary put together a 23 voice choir and the first performance of Living Witnesses was given on Easter at Chapel in the Hills. On July 4th the singers and the players again collaborated in a musical drama, I Love America. On July 20th the singers organized into what is now the Wimberley Community Chorus.

Through the years the chorus has performed everything from excepts from Broadway musicals to major works such as Handel’s Messiah and Mendelsohn’s Elijah. In the past the chorus has had a brass ensemble from the Wimberley High School Band for several selections, and has been assisted by a string orchestra from San Antonio and Children’s Choirs.

The chorus has three concert seasons each year. We give three performances in the spring, two on the Fourth of July and three performances in the fall. We sing for several community organizations at different times of the year.

In the years since 1980, community patronage has provided support so that the Chorus has never been in the “red” or charged admission.