The Highland Community Chorus Performance Returns in December


The Highland Community Chorus will be back with a performance this year for the holidaysThis December will be the first concert since 2019.

Nancy Vance is the Director of the Highland Community Chorus

“It’s a group of people who like to sing, who can sing, and we convene in the fall to practice songs for a Christmas concert,” says Vance.  “It’s open to anyone in the community who would like to join us and can carry at tune in a bucket.  It will be December 10, which is a Sunday afternoon, at 2pm.   It will consist of the Community Chorus, the Highlands Community Orchestra and the Glory Bells, which is a handbell choir based here in Highland.”

For anyone interested in participating, time is getting short to prepare for the December concert.

“We’ve had two rehearsals and we’ll have three or four more before our concert,” says Vance.  “So, if they would like to join, they need to come at our next rehearsal for sure and consistently after that.  Our next rehearsal is November 2nd .”

The Highland Community Chorus was started about ten years ago.  It became a tradition that was put on hold for three years due to COVID.

“There’s something about singing in a group that’s good for the soul, you know,” says Vance.  “If you have a voice, you should use it.  People who like to sing, like to sing together usually and it’s a good fellowship together.  We have a good time and it’s just a good ministry to the community and hopefully a blessing to everybody who hears us sing.”

For more information, email Nancy Vance at

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Bonnie Ralston

Bonnie Ralston is the Assistant Station Coordinator at WVLS and a Highland County news reporter. She began volunteering at Allegheny Mountain Radio in the fall of 2005. In 2006 she became an AMR employee and worked in Bath County for eight years as the WCHG Station Coordinator and then as the news reporter there. She began working in radio while in college and has stayed connected to radio, in one way or another, for more than thirty years. She grew up in Staunton, Virginia, while spending a lot of time on her family’s farm in Deerfield, Virginia. She enjoys spending time outside, watching old TV shows and movies and tending to her chickens.

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