By Victoria Harden
Member, Riderwood GraceNotes
The GraceNotes, Riderwood’s women’s chorus, begins its fall season rehearsals on August 7 under the direction of conductor William Wisnom.
Bill, as he is known to all, did his undergraduate work at the Eastman School of Music and holds a Master of Music in organ performance from the Peabody Conservatory. Currently he is the principal organist and assistant choir director for Resurrection Catholic Church in Burtonsville, MD. He has also directed the music for Memorial Players Playhouse in Baltimore, which included productions of The Music Man and Mame.
The GraceNotes, who have performed at Riderwood since 2007, presents two concerts each year, one in December to celebrate the holidays, and a second one in May.
There are currently openings for new members in all sections—soprano 1 and 2, and alto 1 and 2—for ladies who would like to sing with the GraceNotes. Prospective members should contact Liz d’Entremont at firstname.lastname@example.org or
(301) 847-0899 for more information.