Chautauqua Preservation Society - April 2016
Waxahachie, Texas

2016 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE COMING
MAY 1st
 


Want to help with the 2016 Chautauqua membership?

Writing articles and letters, designing program materials?
 
Helping with publicity or event planning?

Or attend a meeting on Sunday, April 24th at 5pm for old-fashioned stuffing/stamping of
mailers? 

Email us and we will welcome your help and your ideas!

Jacques
Cousteau
said:

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”


CHAUTAUQUA'S NEW BROCHURE: 


The Waxahachie Parks Dept. and the Chautauqua Preservation Society have come together to produce a brand new Chautauqua brochure. 

It tells the story of the Auditorium, its old & new purposes, and, of course, it tells about the Chautauqua Assembly. It mentions the groups that regularly use the building:  The Waxahachie Community Theatre, the Old-Fashioned Singers, and of course, our Chautauqua organization.  

TO RENT OUR GRAND AUDITORIUM:

Contact John Smith at the Waxahachie Parks Dept. at 469-309-4271 or jsmith@waxahachie.com

 
Events for:
  *Church, Club & Family
  *Weddings & Receptions
  *Concerts, Movies &  
    Shows



"WORLD OF WATER
  on September 24, 2016




Old-Fashioned Singers Will
Kick Off 2016 Chautauqua

Yes, we’ll gather at the river,
The beautiful, the beautiful river;


These words will reverberate in the Chautauqua Auditorium at the 2016 Chautauqua. The powerful voices of the Old-Fashioned Singers will lead off the Chautauqua at 9am on 9/24 with this hymn and other water-related and river-related and ocean-related old gospel songs.  

Waxahachie's Old Fashioned Singing Project is a non-profit organization committed to the preservation and enjoyment of brush-arbor revivalist music as it occurred in the southern United
States in the first half of the 20th Century. 

Three times a year these singers present "Heaven's Front Porch" at the
Chautauqua Auditorium.  This is a staged musical featuring southern congregational songs from the Revivalist movement as sung in white-framed churches, tent revivals, and under brush arbors.  Their next performances will May 20 & 21.  Learn more at:  Old-Fashioned Singers




Soloist Announced for Harpsichord Water Music
Tenor Michael AlonzoWhen the harpsichord music of Dr. Larry Palmer comes to Chautauqua  in September, we will also be lucky to hear the voice of tenor Michael Alonzo as he eloquently sings about water! 
 

Michael is a recent graduate from the University of North Texas. Not a stranger to Dallas and Fort Worth stages, Michael has sung in the chorus for Fort Worth Opera, as
a featured soloist with the Orchestra of New Spain, Dallas Children’s Theater, and Artes
de la Rosa.

Michael’s experience as a performer and
dance assistant at UNT includes The Merry Widow, Les Contes d’Hoffman, Le Nozze di Figaro, Il Barbiere di Siviglia,Cendrillon, Sweeney Todd, and Vec Cage.

Jacques Cousteau said:
The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish.”


  CHAUTAUQUA'S
   NEW WEBSITE:



See the beginnings of our  NEW WEBSITE - much more to come!  

Email us  your suggestions and corrections.  If you have items to add, send them along too. 



  CHAUTAUQUA'S
   NEW TENT


Come see the Chautauqua's new tent  around town!  It popped up at the Waxahachie Chamber's Women's Expo and the Ellis Co. Master Gardeners' Expo in March.   

Its next planned appearance is in downtown Waxahachie on June 4th during the Gingerbread Trail - as the Downtown Merchants Assn. presents "Downtown Gives Back".

COME BY AND SEE US!


DEMONSTRATING WATER
Demonstrations already in place for the Exhibit Tent for the 9/24 "World of Water": 
  1. Musical glasses with Glass Harp performer & expert Brien Engel

  2. Water collection in rain barrels with the Ellis County Master Gardeners 

  3. Philatelist Ray Cartier returns with unique stamps of Water this time!
        Much more to come!
Chautauqua Preservation Society
P.O. Box 126
Waxahachie, TX 75168
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