If you are interested in singing with our group, we'd love to have you join us. If you already sing professionally or as a part of a church choir or other organized chorale, you'll fit right in. It's helpful if you already know what part you sing and if you can sightread.
Rehearsals for this season are Thursdays beginning on September 6, 2018, 7-9pm in the Vinje Lutheran Church Choir room, 1101 Willmar Ave SW, Willmar. We encourage singers to join us for a short social visit following rehearsals.


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The West Central Singers Board is pleased to announce that we have hired a new Director for our 2018/2019 season:

Here is what she has to say:
     My name is Naomi Powers-Baker. As you’ve read, I have the privilege of being your new director! I am very much looking forward to being part of this successful choral program.
     A bit about me........
     I am an NL-S, Willmar Community College and St. Cloud State graduate. I am beginning my 28th year as the middle/high school choir director at NL-S. Kerkhoven has been my home for the last 28 years where I am the pianist at Kerkhoven Lutheran Church and a member of the Kerkhoven City Council. I live with my human-like dogs, Wilson and Stanley. I have two adult children, Briana and Kyle, who reside in Mankato and St. Cloud, respectively.
     Something you should know about me.......... I don't like to be serious all the time. 😀
     My belief/style..........
I believe a successful choral group should be an enriching, emotional and exciting experience for the singer as well as the audience. My rehearsal style is to incorporate humor, often at my own expense, while learning the music and learning about the music.

Our first WCS rehearsal is Thursday, September 6th, 7-9:00pm at Vinje Lutheran Church.
Let's pack the room with people and music September 6th!
Naomi


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WCS is an adult mixed chorus based in Willmar, MN with members from Willmar and the surrounding communities under the direction of Ms. Naomi Powers-Baker.

WEST CENTRAL SINGERS has been singing together since 2001. Members are given the opportunity to use their vocal talents by rehearsing and performing a wide variety of rich SATB choral selections. The choir presents two concerts a year. Rehearsals begin in September for a late fall concert and then again in January for our spring performance. Typically two concerts are performed each season. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings in the choir room at Vinje Lutheran Church. Dues for the group are $25 per singer per season and are used to offset the cost of music. Anyone with a passion for music, harmony and the rich tradition of choral music is welcome to join the group for a fulfilling, fun and rewarding experience.

MISSION
The mission of the West Central Singers is to provide an opportunity to explore and experience the depth and power of choral music, both for those with a passion to sing, and for those who are enriched simply by listening. We are dedicated to performing a wide variety of music as a means of fostering a true appreciation for the long-standing tradition of choral music.

VIDEO
If you'd like see and hear us, but don't want to wait for our next concert, please check out our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/westcentralsingers/videos/735438036635936/
where you'll be able to click on our 2017/2018 video, which we were able to produce with the help of a grant from Southwest Minnesota Arts Council grant.