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spring 2006
"Happy Birthday, Mr. Mozart! -- May, 2006
Breckenridge Retirement Community, Willoughby, Ohio

Forest City Singers was founded in 1993 by Virginia Wieland Mast , following a summer of 1992 choral seminar in France with Robert Shaw. The group began with a double quartet of experienced singers gleaned from the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and the Cleveland Opera Chorus. Since that time FCS has more than doubled in size. It's members have sung in University Chorale, Cleveland Choral Arts Society, Cleveland Messiah Singers, The Singers Club, and Western Reserve Chorale, as well as area churches and synagogs. Several members are music teachers and active performers as soloists in the Cleveland area.

The repertoire includes 16th and 17th century English, French and German madrigals; German lieder; chamber oratorios; spirituals, and Broadway show tunes. Christmas music not often heard is also a specialty. Group members occasionally perform as soloists and duets during longer performances.

A list of scheduled (and a full history of past) appearances has been compiled and is available for you to review.

Printed program masters for most performances are available as well. You will need a current version of the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the program masters.

The cumulative repertoire may be perused. Not all of these works are performed in any given year. However the complete list does indicate the capabilities and breadth of the group.

Some recent performance and rehearsal photographs can be viewed. These look best if viewed with "thousands" or "millions" of colors (16 or 256 colors doesn't do them justice).

Performances range from 30-40 minutes after-banquet entertainment to full concert length. Arrangements can be made with Ms. V. W. Mast at 1-440-473-4224 (USA). Inquiries about performance scheduling can also be made via e-mail ( ginhelm @ ). Comments about this web-site are also welcome, and can be sent to the same e-mail address or to the "page design" e-mail address at the page bottom.

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last modified by r.j. sprafka, apr 2015