The Metropolitan Chorus opened its 50th anniversary season on November 1 at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Arlington. The organization’s new artistic director and conductor, Dr. Nancia D’Alimonte led the 60 plus member group in a program called “Testing the Waters.” The concert began and ended with an African Processional entitled “Welcome My Friends.” The singers were accompanied by pianist Terry Sisk. Also featured were soloist Don Dosch, percussionist Sidonie Wade, violinists David Brown and Gray Dickerson and cellist Paul Marshall. The next two concerts are December 5 and December 13, both at the church. They are free and open to the public. For more information check the Chorus website at www.metchorus.org.
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