The Bert Coble Singers begin fall rehearsals

The Bert Coble Singers will meet Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. for a Chinese dinner at The Peking Restaurant on West Main  Street, then to rehearsal at West Hills Baptist Church.

Sept. 8 begins the 22nd annual season for the Singers. The choir began when Carol Bass challenged Dr. Bert Coble to put a choir together for the purpose of supporting The American Cancer Society.

“The first year we had l6 singers who sang our first Christmas Dinner Shows,” Coble said. “Sarah Jennings catered the first several years, receiving food from several local restaurants and wholesale establishments. With the food donated, we were able to make large donations for cancer research and support. Today the choir has grown to over 30 Singers.    “After l5 years supporting cancer only, we have given our patrons a choice of which to support: The American Cancer Society, The American Heart Association and/or, The Bert Coble Music Scholarship at Cumberland University. We have been asked to support Sherry’s Run this year as our gift to cancer,” he added.     Coble said they estimate that they are getting close to having donated $175,000 to the above named organizations.

“Thanks to you who come to choir practices all fall to produce the dinner shows and to those of you who have supported us by attending the dinners. Our shows this year will be Dec. l7-l8 at College Hills Church of Christ on Leeville Pike in Lebanon,” he noted.     The Singers practice every Tuesday evening from 7 until 9 p.m. Singers buy their own choir outfit. If you are interested in auditioning for the choir, call Coble at 444-2842.