CVSM Children Choir

Cumberbunds Children’s Choir members are fine tuning a variety of selections for a Spring Concert at the Wilson College Thomson Alumnae Chapel at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 28. Chambersburg’s Cumberland Valley School of Music features the children’s group as one of its offerings each semester.

Under the direction of Jeffrey Noll, choir director and CVSM instructor, the Cumberbunds concert will be free and open to the public. Noll said that the concert is the culmination of the spring semester for the 21-member “treble voice” choir that includes ages 4th through 8th grade.

In addition, the children will be joined by members of the Wilson College Choir for a special selection, Noll said. Elisabeth Turchi, also a CVSM instructor and well-known area vocalist, became director of the Wilson group in the fall.

Along with other tunes, Noll’s young voices will be performing a medley of songs from  “Peter Pan,” arranged by Mac Huff. Selections from the choral highlights include “Never Never Land”; “I Won’t Grow Up”; “I’ve Gotta Crow”; and “I’m Flying”. The music revisits the character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J.M. Barrie, who first used Peter Pan as a character in a 1902 adult novel.

Written for piano and choir, the arrangement will be accompanied by CVSM and Montessori Academy instructor Diana Reinert. In addition, Reinert accompanies a home school choir and the Penn National Harmony Singers. She has varied freelance experience as a pianist and teaches individual lessons at CVSM.

Noll said that when teaching the Cumberbunds, he concentrates on developing a child’s natural singing voice. He also introduces the students to part singing and simple choreography.

For more information about the Cumberbunds or Summer Voice and Drama Camp –  focusing this season on selection from the Sound of Music – or any other of a wide range of camps, classes and lessons, visit the CVSM website, or call the school at (717)-261-1220.