7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Blue Sage Curtis Hall


When: Wednesdays 7:30 pm until 9 pm

Where:  Blue Sage Curtis Hall

How Much:  $25 dues, Underwriting appreciated

Rehearsals start 9-6-17

The Exploratory Chorus and the North Fork Community Chorus have merged under the leadership of Dylan Fixmer for a new season of creating harmonies together.  The theme of this fall’s works are light and darkness.  Classes begin on Wednesday, September 6th at 7:30 in the evening.  The class lasts about an hour and a half.  Ten classes are scheduled, with two sessions of sectionals, then two rehearsals culminating in a final performance on November 19, 2017.

Picture of Dylan Fixmer for North Fork Community Chorus Fall Session 2017

Dylan Fixmer

The North Fork Community Chorus (NFCC) has sung in the valley for many years, performing specifically at Christmas in one of the area churches.  They came under the umbrella of the Blue Sage in  2015 after losing their director, and have been practicing and performing in the venue since. Stephanie Helleckson directed the chorus until the end of the 2017 summer concert.  She gave up her position to attend graduate school in Florida.  Succeeded by Dylan Fixmer, a recent master’s degree graduate of The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, the chorus will turn to new music in its fall season.  Dylan currently teaches music at Hotchkiss K-8.

About the time that the NFCC joined the Blue Sage, Susan Ellinger, the Blue Sage’s musical artistic director, formed the Exploratory chorus to encourage people who did not know how to read music, or who had previous experience singing in a group in their distant past, or who had never sung in a group and just wanted to try to come and participate.  For several years they practiced, and gave concerts on their own. Then in 2016, they began singing with the NFCC on several pieces in concert.  Now the two choruses have combined to create a larger and more dynamic group of performers.


If you have wanted to sing in a group, to learn how to harmonize, to just get out one evening a week in the company of other like minded people, then joining the NFCC could be exactly right for you.  The evening classes are designed to let you spread your musical wings while learning group dynamics, and sharing in the experience of making beautiful music.  Sing, laugh, fill the room with joy.  It’s a great way to spend an hour and a half each Wednesday for a couple of months.

Listen here to see what you can be part of.