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Fall Season Begins

The Outer Banks Chorus welcomes new singers to its Fall 2017 Season with weekly rehearsals beginning Tuesday September 5, 5:30-7:30pm, at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church, 803 W. Kitty Hawk Road in Kitty Hawk.

The 70-voice community chorus, directed by Kyle J. Cook, will begin preparation of holiday favorites for its annual Christmas concerts, scheduled for December 8, 7:30pm at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church and December 10, 4:00pm at St. Andrew's By the Sea Episcopal Church.

No auditions are necessary and all ages are welcome. Interested vocalists are invited to contact Kyle Cook via email. Season dues are $40 per individual, $65 per married couple, and $20 per high school or college student. New members will be accepted through the month of September.

About Us

The Outer Banks Chorus is a group of 70+ singers dedicated to bringing excellent choral music of all kinds to Dare County, North Carolina and the surrounding areas. Initially formed in 1987 simply as a means for those interested to gather together to sing, more formal concerts were later organized and presented.

In addition to two planned concerts a year (a Christmas concert in the Fall and a Spring concert), there are frequently requests from local organizations for appearances. For example, in the spring of 2011, the group performed at the Wright Brothers Monument for the Centennial of the Wright Brothers Glider Flight.

The repertoire of the Outer Banks Chorus ranges from the Classical to Broadway, and spirituals of all kinds and in different languages. Recently the chorus has sung a number of premiere performances of pieces by contemporary composers.

All are invited to hear the chorus sing exceptionally lovely and wonderful choral music.

Founded as the Outer Banks Senior Chorus in 1987 by Harold Slaugh

Previous directors include Lee Kearney, Scott Hopkin, and Dr. David Evans

Two concerts annually, Christmas and Spring

Performances

Holiday Concert


Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church
803 W Kitty Hawk Road
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949


St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
4212 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959

Our Director

Kyle Cook

In early summer of 2015, The Outer Banks Chorus announced the selection of Kyle Cook, choral director at Moyock and Currituck County Middle Schools, as its new director. He succeeds Dr. David F. Evans, who retired from the position following the 2015 spring season.

Board members of the Chorus believe that Cook, who hails from Bellaire, Ohio, brings to the director’s position the same enthusiasm and professionalism with which he approached his 2013 entry into public education. In his first year of teaching, Cook was awarded New Outstanding Teacher of the Year at both Middle Schools and later named the winner of the overall Currituck County School District. In 2015, he was selected as Currituck County Middle School's Teacher of the Year.

Cook also is a staff member of the Currituck High School Marching Knights and serves as the Vocal Director for Currituck County High School’s annual spring musicals. Active in student government and residence hall life while a student at West Virginia’s West Liberty University, as a member of its Concert Choir, Cook participated in concert tours in the United States, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, and Spain. He also was a member of several vocal and instrumental groups as well as a performer in University musicals and operas.

Cook has inspired new interest in the Outer Banks Chorus and has elevated its prominence in the surrounding community by reaching out to local students and artists. In support of that initiative, the Outer Banks Chorus Board offers a 50% discount off the $40 season dues to new members still in college or high school.

Cheryl Needham, Accompanist

Cheryl Needham began piano lessons at age five, and continued studies throughout elementary and high school. At the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, she accompanied for the UT Singers, the UT Choral ensemble, instrumental performances, and solo recitals. She was awarded a graduate teaching scholarship, and completed her Bachelors and Masters degrees in piano in 1978. Since that time she has involved herself in teaching private piano lessons, playing in commercial pop bands and accompanying soloists and groups in both secular and church-related venues. Locally, she has performed with the DUMC Praise Band and has assisted with services in many area churches. She now resides on the Outer Banks with her husband, David.

Get Involved

Join Us

The Outer Banks Chorus meets on most Tuesdays at 5:30pm until 7:30pm, at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church (803 W. Kitty Hawk Road, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949).

New members will be welcomed at the beginning of each new season or at the director's discretion.

Donations

If you wish to become a donor and help us continue to bring great choral music to the Outer Banks, please print one of the documents below, and complete it as instructed. Your support will be joyfully accepted.

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All gifts are tax deductible.

Contact Us

To obtain information about scheduling a concert, please contact our director:

Kyle Cook, Director
740-296-3763
kylejacobcook@icloud.com

For those wishing to join the Outer Banks Chorus, please contact our Director or President:

Thomas Scholl, President
252-441-8040 (home)
252-202-2316 (cell)
tbsandras@charter.net

For general inquiries, please email us at obxchorus2@gmail.com.

The Outer Banks Chorus
P. O. Box 3657
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948