The Mohawk Regional High School Select Chorus, directed by new Music Director Ben Demerath, will perform Wednesday at the Shelburne-Buckland Community Center in Shelburne Falls.
Demerath said the program will be eclectic, ranging from classical to pop, along with some holiday music. About 20 students from Mohawk will be performing. “I’m thrilled to be the new high school music director at Mohawk and working with these incredibly talented students,” said Demerath.
Demerath comes to Mohawk with 20 years of teaching experience, most recently as music director at The Williston Northampton School in Easthampton, according to the Mohawk Music Association. He has a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University with a major in music and a minor in oboe performance. He also received a master’s in music from UMass Amherst with a concentration in ethnomusicology/conducting.
The music program will immediately follow the regular December business meeting of the Shelburne Falls Area Women’s Club. The meeting begins with a social time at 6:30 p.m. A short business meeting will be conducted at 7 p.m. The music program will follow at approximately 7:30 p.m.
All are invited to attend the free program. Guests are also welcome at the club’s social time and business meeting.
The Shelburne Falls Area Women’s Club was founded in 1925 and continues to serve the community by sponsoring many community projects, including overseeing the Bridge of Flowers, providing annual scholarships to local college students, helping to serve community meals and sponsoring regular programs for members and the community at large. Annual dues are $20 and new members are welcome. Those interested in membership may join at any meeting.