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Choral Society to Perform National Anthem at the Artists & Writers Game

The Choral Society of the Hamptons will perform the National Anthem before the Artists & Writers Charity Softball Game on August 15 in East Hampton.

Founded in 1946 by Charlotte Rogers Smith, the Choral Society of the Hamptons is an auditioned chorus joined in their concerts by a professional music director, an orchestra, soloists and accompanists. Familiar with performing music written by prodigious choral composers, as well as commissioned new pieces, the Choral Society occasionally adds jazz and musical theatre pieces to their ever expanding repertoire.

In the past, the Choral Society of the Hamptons has performed with renowned artists including Norman Dello Joio, Dave Brubeck and Clamma Dale. They have worked with members of the Metropolitan Opera and have performed on an international scale in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

Notable venues at which they have sung include the Lincoln Center in NYC, Carnegie Hall, and at the annual Christmas tree lighting in Rockefeller Center.

The Choral Society will attend the charity game and sing the National Anthem before the first pitch is thrown.

Committed to building a community around the game while creating a better game to serve the community in return, the East Hampton Artists & Writers Softball Game will, once again, continue the East End tradition where artists, writers, supporters and volunteers gather together in a fun game to provide entertainment, and competition for the day, all while making the effort to benefit local charities.

In its 67th year, the Artists & Writers Game will be held on Saturday, August 15, at Herrick Field. Batting Practice will commence at noon while the Anthem and game begin at 2 p.m.


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