~ By Celeste DeMonte, Fresno Community Chorus

Fresno Community Chorus announces the inaugural concert of the newly formed Coro Solare chorus in a free performance of Vivaldi’s “Gloria.”

The concert takes place at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at the College Community Church Mennonite Brethren, 2529 Willow Ave. in Clovis. Admission is free.

Described as sunny in nature and with a universal appeal, Vivaldi’s “Gloria” in this performance will be conducted by Dr. Anna Hamre with accompaniment by a professional string ensemble and Catherine P. Walker at the keyboard. Soloists are Terry Estabrook and Katie Knudsen, and bass Joe Vigil is also a featured soloist.

A new ensemble under the continually growing Fresno Community Chorus, Coro Solare is an afternoon choir formed for, but not limited to, adult singers. This ensemble provides the opportunity for less experienced singers to join other enthusiasts in the enjoyment of singing fine choral works, making new friends, and participating in the performance of great choral music.

“I must say that this an exciting event for us all!” said Director Anna Hamre. “Sometimes I find myself downright giddy about the group because we are having so much fun.”

Singers come from Visalia, Auberry, Coarsegold, Madera, Coalinga, Selma, Dinuba, Squaw Valley, Clovis and Fresno. Fresno Community Chorus and Coro Solare express tremendous appreciation to College Community Church Mennonite Brethren for their support.

Now in its 61st season, Fresno Community Chorus Master Chorale continues to grow in size, professionalism and stature, and is pleased with the launch of this new opportunity for adult singers to participate in a quality singing ensemble. INFO: http://www.fresnocommunitychorus.org/