COSHOCTON -- The Coshocton Community Choir recently welcomed new members to their 100-voice choir. Twelve new singers from Coshocton and surrounding counties will be participating in the upcoming The Christmas Rose Christmas Concert on Dec. 8. They include, Barb Karr, E. Luane Campbell, Kelsey Abel, Meghann Shalosky, Heath Chaney, Tyler Hahn, Chad Putka, Darren Wallace, Anthony Bible, Sam Scott, George Dickson and Jacob Hollar.

The Coshocton Community Choir actually includes singers from not only Coshocton County but throughout Central Ohio including Newcomerstown, Dover, Mt. Vernon, Wooster, Zanesville, Cambridge, Westerville, Millersburg, Berlin, Dresden, Morrow, Pickerington, Worthington, Bakersville, Pataskala, Newark, East Liverpool, Mt. Gilead, Columbus, New Concord and Reynoldsburg. It's members range from high school age through senior citizens.

The Coshocton Community Choir is now is it 43rd season, and has commissioned several arrangements from well-known composers. The choir was founded by and is conducted by Charles R. Snyder.

The annual Fund Campaign is also underway for the Coshocton Community Choir. For those interested in contributing financially to the Choir, contact Business Manager Lee Bown, at 427 Roscoe Street, Coshocton, OH 43812; or call her at 740-622-3960. Contributing members receive complimentary tickets to the choir's concerts.

The Coshocton Community Choir's Festival Christmas Concert will be held on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Coshocton High School's McKinley Auditorium, located at 1205 Cambridge Road in Coshocton. The concert will feature the adult choir, the children's choir and the youth chorale. Tickets for The Christmas Rose Festival Concert are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the door, on the web site, or by calling Lee Bown at 740-622-3960.

For information about the Coshocton Community Choir, the Coshocton Children's Choir or the Coshocton Youth Chorale, visit, or call the choir office at 740-623-0554.