|By Lori Szepelak|
SOUTH HADLEY Eleven-year-old Meghan Goshea has many interests but her passion is singing.
Goshea's bright smile and enthusiastic demeanor will shine through when she takes the stage as soprano soloist in the endearing Pie Jesu movement of Gabriel Faur 's Requiem on Oct. 19, when the South Hadley Chorale and South Hadley Children's Chorus conduct a "Sing Through" fund-raiser.
"This is the featured work for the 'Sing Through,'" Catharine Melhorn, director of the South Hadley Children's Chorus, said.
The event begins at 3 p.m. at the All Saint's Episcopal Church in the town center and is a fund-raiser for the two community choirs. Choral singers and listeners alike are invited to participate, according to Melhorn.
The Requiem will be conducted by New York resident Nicholas DeMaison, recently appointed musical director of the South Hadley Chorale, with Pioneer Valley favorite Steve Curylo as baritone soloist. In addition, Mount Holyoke College staff pianist Mark Gionfriddo will accompany the reading.
Singers are encouraged to bring their own scores, but scores will also be provided. The general public is also welcome to attend and freewill donations will be accepted.
Goshea resides in Holyoke and attends the South Hadley Michael Smith Middle School. When she isn't singing in the children's chorus or at her school, she can be found participating on the Holyoke YMCA swim team, taking dance lessons, or writing fairy tales for the enjoyment of her siblings.
"She's a talented, diminutive young artist," Melhorn added.
For more information on the sing through, contact Melhorn at 548-1098 or visit www.southhadleychorale.org.