Woodbury Chorus returns
The Woodbury Chorus and Orchestra will return to Red Wing Feb. 23 to present its 12th benefit concert here in 13 years.
Currently under the direction of Robert Murphy and Andrew Peterson, the Woodbury Chorus and Orchestra is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to helping those in need. The primary mission is to contribute to food shelves in the areas where they perform.
At the Red Wing concerts alone, the Twin Cities organization raised a total of $23,480, which is enough to fund more than 117,800 meals. In 22 years, the chorus and orchestra have raised almost $400,000 for food shelves, or almost 2 million meals.Incorporated in 1991, the Woodbury Chorus and Orchestra is an all-volunteer organization, including the directors. Most of the members have extensive experience in school, community and church musical groups and enjoy challenging themselves through music while furthering their mission as an organization.Their repertoire includes pieces of timeless appeal and enduring quality, from classical compositions, hymns, gospel and spiritual numbers to patriotic songs to sacred and secular music that is popular today.The chorus and orchestra present about a dozen concerts during the school year in central and eastern Minnesota. They welcome inquiries from churches and other organizations interested in being host to aMore information is available at www.w-c-o.org.