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Helen Jean Smith Print Sales Support SVCC

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The Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir (SVCC) is selling canvas prints and note cards featuring “Chorister Frolic,” a painting done by local artist Helen Jean Smith, to raise support for the program, now in its 21st year.

“Smith has painted so many of our beautiful landmarks and homes, our rural pastimes and vistas, and captured them in her whimsical and endearing style,” said Michele Manning, choir parent assistant.

A set of note cards (eight in a set) are $12, prints (10×12) are $25 or (12×16) $35. The prints are signed by Smith and all proceeds benefit the choir.

Purchase the cards by contacting the SVCC office by emailing svcc@emu.edu or phone 540-432-4650. You may also stop by the SVCC office between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. to purchase. Offices are located on the first floor, south, of EMU’s Roselawn residence hall.

Smith’s work has been commissioned by former Governor Chuck and Mrs. Robb and political consultants James Carville and Mary Matalin.

More on the Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir

The SVCC is part of the music department at Eastern Mennonite University. The SVCC includes nearly 150 children in three auditioned choirs and two classes for young children, a staff of five and a rigorous performing and touring schedule.

The SVCC’s fifteenth compact disc entitled “Twenty Years of Song” was released October 15, 2011, to mark the twentieth anniversary year. A compilation of the last two years of song repertoire, the CD includes both general music and Christmas selections. The Preparatory, Treble, and Concert Choirs are featured separately and guests including the Sons of the Day, Washington Symphonic Brass, and guest musicians Nick Merillat and Pedro Aponte are featured.

For more information on SVCC or to order a compact disc visit emu.edu/svcc, email svcc@emu.edu or call Yvette Peake, choir manager at 540-432-4650.

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