Peninsula Singers Hold First Practice Feb. 24

This spring is the perfect time to join (or rejoin) Door County’s premier choral group – The Peninsula Singers. The group is marking their 35th anniversary season with a memorable program of music. In the words of Artistic Director Merle Colburn, “The concert will lean more to the serious side as that was an emphasis during our formative years. I hope that we can attract several of our former members to be a part of this concert.”

Colburn continued, “One of the numbers featured will be ‘Trilogy.’ This number was the combined efforts of Barbara Larson, poet and spouse of former director George Larson, and Don Richter, composer and my predecessor as artistic director.

“The work is a tribute to Door County. I intend to end the concerts with The Hallelujah Chorus and invite former members in the audience to join us in its singing.”

The Peninsula Singers practice every Monday night for twelve weeks leading up to the performance weekend on May 10 in Sturgeon Bay and May 11 at the Door Community Auditorium.

The first practice is Feb. 24 at the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church on Michigan Street at 9th Avenue. Registration and social hour begins at 6:15 pm, followed by rehearsal at 7 pm. Membership dues in The Peninsula Singers are $25 for each season, which includes all music. Practice sessions alternate between the Sturgeon Bay and Egg Harbor United Methodist churches.

Many members car pool from locations as far as Gills Rock to the north and Algoma to the south. For more information visit

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