Before every concert the Rockbridge Choral Society has to get the word out. We rely heavily on our singers to distribute concert poster announcements throughout the community, and we have a coordinator for that. David Sorrells, baritone/tenor depending on who needs him, is our new volunteer in this department. David is a Lexington native who has been singing most of his life in church choirs, and a-capella groups and men’s choruses and community choruses from Lauderdale Presbyterian Church to the White House. He and his musically gifted mother sang the Brahms Requiem with the Rockbridge Chorus in the 1970’s. David ‘sang around’ in this community for most of his youth. He graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1980 with a degree in Drama – Acting and Directing. After college, he applied his skills as Director of Theatre Arts at Chapel Hill High School in Chapel Hill, NC. There he and his students produced musical plays including West Side Story, Children of Eden, Secret Garden, Sweeney Todd, and Jesus Christ Superstar. David says it was a dream job, but after 12 years, he was ready to move on.
Seven years ago David moved back to Lexington to support his mom as she transitioned through retirement. His return has found him singing again with his church choir roots at Lauderdale, as well as with other local church choirs and community choruses. In the fall of 2018 he returned to the Rockbridge Choral Society where he says he has been challenged musically by the repertoire of that chorus and that of the Rockbridge Chamber Singers. Clearly, David loves to sing, and we are glad and thankful that he is back and lending his voice to ours. And, last fall, he volunteered to be the new poster coordinator when John Rafferty, also a singing volunteer, retired after many years at that post.
We are supremely grateful to all our volunteers. Some are singers and some are not, and they are all among our most ardent supporters. If you are interested in knowing more about how you can help the Rockbridge Choral Society, please send us an email. You can reach the publisher of this newsletter at email@example.com or our Executive Director, Melanie Griffis Hooper, at firstname.lastname@example.org.