Our Fall session starts on Monday, September 17, 2018. For that rehearsal, we will be meeting at the Trumansburg Methodist Church on the corner of Main and South Streets in Trumansburg. If you think you’ll join us, please pre-register!.
The Chorus performs a variety of musical styles and genres. In our Spring 2018 session, we sang music by Rossini, Aaron Copland, Sondheim, Rutter, Eric Whitacre, and arrangements of folk and popular tunes by Robert Shaw, Steve Zegree and Patti Drennan. Our members come from all walks of life and with varying musical backgrounds; from the classically trained to the “I haven’t sung since elementary school” singer. What we all possess is the desire to come together and create something bigger than the sum of our parts. It is a joyous enterprise to sing and work together weekly to create art. It is good for the mind, body, heart, and soul.
The choir is directed by Alice Ploss who has been involved with choirs in some capacity since second grade, when she sang her first solo in church. She has enjoyed directing choirs of all ages and kinds for over 30 years, and has been an accompanist for and a member of numerous singing groups. While earning her Master’s Degree, she studied conducting at Ithaca College with Janet Galvan and Lawrence Doebler. Alice began directing the Trumansburg Community Chorus when it started in the early 2000’s. She has a BM in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia (organ), and a MS in Music Education from Ithaca College (voice).
Alice has taught choral and general music in Trumansburg, and has taught music education/vocal improvisation classes at Ithaca College. She is the organist and music director at the First Presbyterian Church of Ulysses in Trumansburg. She sings with ephemera, a women’s improvisation group, and plays percussion and sings with Uncle Joe and the Rosebud Ramblers. Her international music experiences include conducting the Chiba International Singers, accompanying for and vocal directing two productions for the Tokyo International Players, singing in the Tokyo International Singers Chorus and studying Taiko Drumming with Moko Igarashi. (2007-2009)
The TCC is made up of youth and adults from the Trumansburg, Ithaca and Lansing Communities. We welcome new members and are looking to grow the chorus. There is no audition to join our ranks, however, a basic knowledge of choral singing and music is helpful.