Lakeside Civic Chorus
Celebrate the Christmas season by joining The Lakeside Civic Chorus singing the MESSIAH this December. We are working on a venue and will publish it as soon as it is available.
If you're a little rusty and would like to brush up or learn, you can join us at our rehearsals begining September 8 for our meet and greet and continuing each Tuesday at 7pm at the First United Methodist Church Rockwall choir room.
Dr. Witwer was named Artistic Director/Conductor of Lakeside Civic Chorus in the Fall of 2014. His first concert, a Messiah Sing-a-Long, was enthusiastically supported by the community and will be repeated again this December, with hopes of becoming a holiday tradition. “The Messiah Sing-a-Long was a great experience for our choir and brought a lot of new members into our group. We are planning ways to make it even bigger and better than last year.” In addition to his duties with Lakeside Civic Chorus, Dr. Witwer was Director of Choirs at Wylie High School before he retired. Before coming to Rockwall, Dr. Witwer taught at the high school and college level and led community and church choirs in Colorado, Ohio, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in the Literature and Performance of Choral Music from the University of Colorado at Boulder, as well as degrees in Music Education and Music History from Southwest Texas State and the University of Akron. Dr. Witwer and his family live in Rockwall.
Established in 1984, Lakeside Civic Chorus is a non-profit organization comprised of members from the Lake Ray Hubbard area who love to sing. Membership is open to all, regardless of musical training or experience. In addition to underwriting expenses, the chorus funds music scholarships for students from local high schools. Additional information at www.lakesidecivicchorus.org and on Facebook.