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The Gaithersburg Chorus invites prospective members to an Open House on Tuesday, September 6 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 South Frederick Avenue. Meet Chorus Director Daniel Hopkins, learn about the repertory planned for the December concert, and then sing, snack and socialize. Formal weekly rehearsals start Tuesday, September 13. Now entering its 29th year, the non-audition Gaithersburg Chorus performs in concert each May and December. Director Daniel Hopkins is a solo pianist, accompanist and conductor pursuing his Masters of Music in Piano Performance at the University of Maryland. He is co-founder and music director of OperaTerps at UMD and is an active chorister, having sung in choirs with the Baltimore and National Symphonies. Daniel served as accompanist for the chorus last season and is excited to take up the baton as the artistic leader. His plans include “introducing the group to a wide variety of musical styles and focusing on musical growth. We’ll spend time on good vocal technique, finding our best choral sound, and making each piece of music meaningful for us and the audience.” Daniel fully supports other values that the Gaithersburg Chorus holds dear, concluding, “Most importantly, I want the Chorus to continue to be a space for friendship, community and fun!” The Gaithersburg Chorus welcomes new members of high school age and older who sing soprano, alto, tenor or bass/baritone. Previous singing or music experience is not required. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. There is a registration fee of $100 per semester for City of Gaithersburg residents and $120 for nonresidents. Financial aid to qualifying members is available through the newly established Linda May Scholarship Fund.