DOWNEY - Robert Petersen, choir director at Warren High School, will be teaching a summer choir program for students at St. Raymond's Catholic Church.The two-week class will meet Monday through Friday, June 27 - July 8, except for July 4. They will present a free concert on July 8. Students in grades 4-6 meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Students will learn and then perform "Go Fish," a musical play featuring Tiger Shark and his unique collection of friends as they discover how their differences make them special. Cost is $45. The middle school and high school group meets from 1-2 p.m. Students will learn and perform selections from "Grease," the 1971 coming-of-age musical centered around high school romance. Cost is $35. Robert Petersen has been teaching choir at Warren High for the past six years. During this time the program has grown to more than 300 students in six separate choirs. Prior to joining the staff at Warren, Peteresen taught band at West Middle School for eight years. This is the third consecutive year Petersen has offered a summer class, called "Mr. P's Summer Choir." "Teaching lets me merge my love of music with the thrill of seeing students learn to love it as well," he said. "Music lets individuals share their feelings with each other. It elevates our spirits, urging us to respond through listening, moving and singing." To enroll in the summer choir class, or for more information, contact Petersen through e-mail at Registration will also be accepted Monday at St. Raymond's.

********** Published: June 23, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 10