By Fredrick Kunkle, The Washington Post Oct. 10, 2020 At 7:03 p.m. on a recent night, conductor Lynn Staininger asked the pianist to sound the correct pitch. She counted to three, and the Frederick County classroom filled with song. The choir’s rendition of “Angels We Have Heard On High” sounded less than heavenly, especially the wavering
The Choral Arts Society of Frederick (CASF) this weekend concludes its 75th anniversary season with a pair of concerts featuring hit songs from the 1940’s, and accompanied by special guests Howard Burns and the Frederick Community College Big Band, along with the high-octane dance team, the Frederick Lindy Hop Partnership.
Lynn Staininger nominated for Outstanding Music Teacher Award. Unbeknownst to Staininger, she was a part of the association’s selection process for a year. Staininger, who is also the director of Choral Activities and Choral Conducting at Hood College and a music instructor at Frederick Community College, was honored with her award in April.
As the Choral Arts Society of Frederick kicks off its 75th season, the community choir finds itself in fine voice and looking ahead to a full calendar. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynn Staininger, the choir is staging three vastly different concerts this year — featuring musical selections every bit as diverse as the group’s membership.