Welcome to Masterworks Chorus of the Shenandoah Valley

Welcome to Masterworks Chorus of the Shenandoah Valley

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Comments on the Concert at Reformation

Awesome concert this afternoon at Reformation Church! Great music, excellent direction, outstanding readings and solos, wonderful percussion and piano! Kudos to Scott Zane Smith, Elizabeth Dressler-Williams, Christopher Martin Cerreto, and ALL of the talented singers! Your concerts are an inspiration and your selection "Wishing for Peace" expresses the sentiments of many this Advent season!

from Karen Stultz Whetzel

Saturday, December 5, 2015

A note from the Turners

Ginger Albert Turner We attended your concert today at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Woodstock. You all were wonderful! Thanks so much! The Turners

Friday, December 4, 2015


Arrive dressed in concert attire.
Friday, Dec. 4 —St. Paul’s Lutheran, Strasburg 
                           (Call between 6 and 6:30)
Saturday, Dec. 5 —Emanuel Lutheran, Woodstock 
                               (Call time at 1-1:30)
Sat., Dec. 5 —Muhlenberg Lutheran, H’burg 
                       (Call between 6:00 and 6:30)

Sunday, Dec. 6 —Reformation Lutheran, New Market 
                        (Call time at 1:45)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Dress Rehearsal Nov. 30

Just wanted to remind everyone that we will be at Muhlenberg Lutheran in Harrisonburg Monday, Nov. 30.  

Be sure to have your music already in order in your folder:  
Carol of the BellsLittle Drummer Boy/Peace on EarthO Holy Night, and then Agnus Dei

Ramona is going to try to pick up several black folders at Emanuel in case anyone needs a folder.  

Ordering tickets

 Since our website is out of commission, please be sure everyone knows that they can call either 540-856-9010 (Julie M.) or 540-984-6248(Karen) for tickets.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Dress rehearsals and concert call times

Dress Rehearsal Schedule 

(all 7:00-9:00 p.m.)
You do not need to wear concert attire.
Monday, Nov. 23—Reformation Lutheran, 9283 Congress St., New Market, VA
Monday, Nov. 30—Muhlenberg Lutheran, 281 E. Market St., Harrisonburg, VA
Thursday, Dec. 3—St. Paul’s Lutheran, 156 W. Washington St., Strasburg, VA

                                          Concerts and Call Times
Arrive dressed in concert attire.
Friday, Dec. 4 @ 7:30 p.m.—St. Paul’s Lutheran, Strasburg (Call between 6 and 6:30)
Saturday, Dec. 5 @ 3:00 p.m.—Emanuel Lutheran, Woodstock (Call time at 2:00)
Sat., Dec. 5 @ 7:30 p.m.—Muhlenberg Lutheran, H’burg (Call between 6:00 and 6:30)
Sunday, Dec. 6 @ 3:00 p.m.—Reformation Lutheran, New Market (Call time at 1:45)

Friday, November 13, 2015

Music Cost

Hold on to your hats!  The cost of music this season is a grand total of $10 payable to Masterworks Chorus.  
Bruce will be ready to collect on Monday.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Dress Rehearsal Nov.16

Our first dress rehearsal is Monday, Nov.16, at Emanuel Lutheran, Woodstock.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Remy Pangle Open House

Masterworks members are welcome to come by for our Open House on Sat. 11/14 from
10a to 3p.  Our address is 1589 Hockman Rd. in Strasburg.  My cell is 540-383-9248 if anyone needs help finding it.  

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

All Saints Day Concert

Just a reminder about the upcoming All Saints Choral Concert to be held at Muhlenberg Lutheran in Harrisonburg on November 1st4:00pm

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

New Rehearsal Schedule- corrected

The workshop scheduled for Saturday, October 24 has been cancelled ( for a variety of reasons).
Men Only will rehearse this Friday, October 23 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Manor Memorial UM Fellowship Hall in New Market.
Women Only will rehearse Monday October 26 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Emanuel Lutheran.  

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Oct. 5 rehearsal

Masterworks rehearsal will be back on track Monday, October 57:00-9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Music to bring Sept. 14

Winds Through the Olive Trees (McCray)
O Holy NIght (arr. Clausen)
Patapan (Mennicke)
Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella (arr. Parker and Shaw)
The latter four songs were planned for last year, but we did not sing them.
See you Monday, Sept. 14 at Emanuel a few minutes before 7 p.m.  Bring a guest!!

Friday, September 4, 2015

First Rehearsal Sept. 14

Please remember that the first Masterworks rehearsal will take place Monday, Sept. 14 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. 

You are asked to invite a friend to attend this "Be Our Guest" evening.  This is an opportunity to recruit additional singers.  If they enjoy singing with us and would like to commit to Masterworks, they can audition the following Monday, Sept. 21 prior to regular rehearsal time.  
Have a happy, safe Labor Day weekend.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Fond memories from our spring concert!

Patsy Cline recorded Willie's song "Crazy" 54 years ago today! At first, Cline had difficulty reaching the high notes due to her broken ribs from a recent car accident. Yet "Crazy" spent 21 weeks on the charts and eventually became one of Cline's signature tunes.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

New officers

Last evening the Chorus adopted a budget and elected new officers:
President: Karen Van Stee,
President -Elect: Julie Moomaw
VP: Robert Cypher
Secretary: Ramona Daugherty
Treasurer: Bruce Dillon
Board Member-at-Large: Margaret Figgins
Board Member-at-Large: Bruce Johnson
Board Member-at Large: Richard Vaught

Karen will call a board meeting for early in July.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Directions to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Strasburg

Directions to St. Paul Lutheran from Margaret:

You can get to Strasburg by going up Route 11 to Strasburg or going via I81 If you go I81, get off at the Toms Brook exit and turn right.  This takes you to Route 11. At Route 11 make a left and continue to Strasburg.  As you are entering Strasburg look for the Shell Gas Station on the left.  Make a left turn beside the Shell onto Capon St.  Go a little distance on Capon and make a right onto West Washington St.  You will come to the church parking lot on your right and the church is on your left.