Allegheny Chorale practices for upcoming Christmas concerts

The Allegheny Chorale has announced its holiday concerts, titled “Christmastime is here”, for December 5 at 7 p.m. at Tipton Baptist Church and December 12 at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Tyrone. The public is welcome to attend.
The Allegheny Chorale, a group comprised of singers from Tyrone, Bellwood, Huntingdon and Altoona, is directed by Debbie Huff Estright.
Estright is a 1983 graduate of Tyrone Area High School, and she graduated from IUP with a bachelors degree in music education in 1987. She teaches elementary music at Williamsburg School District.
She is the daughter of Reverend Norman and Anna Mae Huff. She is married to Karl Estright, and together they have three children: Tyler, Zachary and Emily.
Anna Myers is the group’s accompanist, and Estright’s sister, Susan Daly, is the assistant accompanist.
The Chorale prepares two concert programs each year, one for December and another for May.
The Chorale has always been open to anyone who loves to sing, and there are no auditions.
The Chorale’s first season was 1985-86. Dr. Joseph W. Figg, who was the director of vocal and choral activities at Juniata College, directed the Chorale from 1985 until 1990. Laura Harris directed the Chorale from 1990 to 2005.