The Lynden Choral Society

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The Lynden Choral Society is made up of around 70 community members from in and around Lynden, WA, who sing for the love of singing. The organization has been in existence, under various names, since at least 1918. Over the years it has presented many types of programs in its fall and spring concert seasons, with frequent performances of Handel's "The Messiah" at Christmastime. From 1972 to 2002, the group was either directed by or accompanied by the late Claire vg Thomas. After she retired, a younger generation assumed leadership and began new collaborations with other local musicians. Since 2004, the choir has been directed by Gerald Rutgers.