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Society of singers started
Date: 2015-08-26
HAMBURG — Performers need audiences for their craft. Last year, Hamburg Theater Under the Stars founder Tony Baksa started the drama circle, to give actors a place to read with each other, a creative outlet free of pressure or judgment. This year, Baksa is teaming up with Hamburg Library Director Jack Edson and local pianist Joseph Dietterich to offer the HPL Society of Singers, a place for singers to let their voices shine.“We didn’t want to repeat the drama circle because interest had dwindled and membership was starting to decline. It would be anti-climactic, I think, to have another season,” Baksa said, of why he chose a singers’ group. “When I came to the library opening and saw those two platforms [in the atrium], all I could think of was Evita and I had the idea of starting a society to sing.”Edson, a singer himself, was eager to get the idea off the ground. “So many us have artistic instincts that need to get out,” he said. “And this will offer people a chance to connect, a way...
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