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 Good News: SRU graduate takes director's baton for Waynesboro choir 



SRU Good News for Dec. 10, 2009


SRU graduate takes director's baton for Waynesboro choir

The director's baton for the Towne Singers, a popular choral group that's been making music for 40 year in the Waynesboro area, has been passed to Eric Griffith, a 2001 Slippery Rock University graduate.

            Griffith also directs the vocal music program at Waynesboro Area Senior High School and is himself an accomplished vocal soloist and voice teacher, according to a news story on 

            A native of Litiz, Griffith received his bachelor of science degree in music education at SRU before undertaking classes in the master's degree program at Lebanon Valley College. 

The Towne Singers started in 1970 as a group of eight vocalists and has grown to 28 voices, but has undergone only two director changes in its 40-year history.

The choir has helped raise funds for numerous charitable organizations, including offering concerts for Chambersburg's Capitol Theatre. In addition, it has presented goodwill concerts in England and other European countries.

The group's Christmas Concert is at 7 p.m. Sunday in Christ United Methodist Church in Waynesboro.


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