Shenandoah Valley Choral Society

In the spring of 1970, Harrisonburg attorney, David Hatmaker, issued a “call for singers” for the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival that was to be held in Orkney Springs. This call was in the form of a letter to every church that had a choir in the central Shenandoah Valley and surrounding counties to the north, south, east and west. The letter invited choir singers to participate as a group to perform the final movement of Beethoven Symphony No. 9. That invitation made many mouths water to be able to perform with a symphony orchestra and be a part of something that sounded so wonderful. The response was overwhelming!

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