Still stickin’ with the choir

LORANE – I am part of the Fern Ridge Community Choir, which plans to do a holiday singalong concert the week before Christmas.
A few columns ago, I told you how difficult it was for me to learn choir parts of the beloved Christmas carols I have sung all of my life. I don’t read music and being an alto, the harmony parts don’t come very close to the melody.
I vowed, though, that I was going to stick it out and make the most of this wonderful opportunity.
Well, I’m progressing and am really enjoying the experience of doing something out of my comfort zone. I’m catching on to learning the alto parts of harmony with the help of YouTube. I found I can sing along with one of the various alto samples of “Carol of the Bells” while sitting at my computer. It’s wonderful!
Fern Ridge Community Choir will sing quite a few of the other beautiful, familiar carols and at the end, the audience will be invited to sing some of the rollicking favorites with us: “Jingle Bells,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Frosty the Snowman” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”
The choir performance will be held at the Applegate Regional Theater, 87230 Central Road in Eugene, at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20 and 21, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22.

Pat Edwards is an author and a weekly Chronicle contributor for all things Lorane. She can be contacted at



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