Choir idea strikes a chord
CASINO couple Frederick Norman Lachmund and his wife Denise Lachmund love to sing.
While they can't sing at their hymn-free morning church service, they are preparing to belt out a few tunes with the town's first community choir.
Former high school music teacher Patricia White is rallying singers to join the community choir and believes it will play an important public role and provide a 'focal point for the town'.
“A group like this can provide a bit of an escape for people and bring them together,” she said.
Mr Lachmund said he was looking forward to the group's first meeting which he believed would 'raise spirits' and 'help people get to know each other in the town'.
Mrs White has already received a lot of interest from diverse sections of the community, from girls as young as 11 to singers in their seventies.
Casino resident Jo Petrovic has offered her piano-playing skills to the group.
She is looking forward to brushing up on her technique and believes the choir will be invaluable for residents of all ages.
“The choir will give people in the community a chance to find their place within a different structure,” she said.
Anyone interested in joining the choir is invited to attend a meeting at the Casino RSM Club next Tuesday at 7pm, or call Mrs White on 6663 3135.