Get a slice of knowledge about the powerful pipe organ

Have you ever seriously considered learning to play the mighty pipe organ? Do you like pizza? Then Pedals, Pipes and Pizza is for you.

The gathering takes place Saturday, Oct. 27 from 1-4 p.m. at the Ascension Lutheran Church balcony. This afternoon is especially designed for children, teens and adults who might be interested in learning to play the “king of all instruments.”

Learn how pipe organs are built, take a walking (climbing) tour into the church’s organ chamber, play the organ and share a meal with new music friends. Members of the Space Coast Chapter American Guild of Organists will be on hand to answer questions and share information.

To reserve a spot, call Lois or Richard Vestuto at 321-676-6002. Space is limited to 30 participants.

Barbershop chapter invites men to join holiday chorus

The Greater Canaveral Chapter of The Barbershop Harmony Society invites all men who like to sing to join The Space Coast Men’s Holiday Chorus as they prepare a program of holiday music to be performed at several venues in December.

They will present a program which includes the Nativity story interspersed with several favorite carols celebrating the event, such as “O Holy Night,” “Silent Night” and “O Come All Ye Faithful.” They will sing at the Cocoa Public Library on Sunday, Dec. 9, and in the Holiday Show at Surfside Playhouse in Cocoa Beach on Dec. 14, 15 and 16.

The Greater Canaveral Chapter of The Barbershop Harmony Society’s rehearsals are 7 to 8:15 p.m. every Tuesday in the Choral Room on the Cocoa campus of Brevard Community College. For information, call Arlan Ropp at 321-636-0900.

Platinum Coast Chorus seeking female voices

The Platinum Coast Chorus invites women ages 16 and older who enjoy singing and performing to attend its open house and free voice lessons. Guests will learn the techniques involved in singing four-part, a cappella and barbershop harmony during weekly sessions on Oct. 25 and Nov. 1.

Rehearsals are Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the chorus’ new location: the West Melbourne Recreation and Veteran’s Complex on 2285 Minton Road, West Melbourne.

The Platinum Coast Chorus is Brevard’s local chapter of Sweet Adelines International, supporting the community with outreach performances that are free to the public. The chorus also accepts private bookings for special occasions such as singing valentines, weddings, life celebrations and holiday concerts.

Following are performances through the end of the year:

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2 p.m. Music Series: Cocoa Beach Library

Friday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m. Veterans Salute: Viera VA Clinic

Friday, Dec. 7, 5:30 p.m. “Lighting of the Christmas Tree at Eau Gallie Art District

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2 p.m. Holiday Show with Harbor City Harmonizers, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, Pineda Causeway

Sunday, Dec. 9, 2 p.m. Holiday Music Program, Degroodt Library, Palm Bay.

For membership information, call 321- 259-0020; for performances, call 321-259- 8605. Visit www.platinumcoastchorus.com ¦

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