The First Note
Reverend Richard Anderson started the Warsaw Community Choir in 1984 to promote the performance of Handel's Messiah and other sacred works by Community Singers in conjunction with the Grace Community Orchestra. From this experience, Classic Arts Programs was established in 1991 by Reverend Anderson.
In 2001, the Lakeland Youth Chorale was created to provide high-quality choral instruction to children outside of their school and church experiences.
Classic Arts Programs, Inc. exists to enhance cultural and spiritual life in the Warsaw area through the quality performance of diverse choral works, enabling singers of all ages to grow musically and personally through the rehearsal process and other activities.
"Words are inadequate to express what a blessing it was to me to sing in the choir shortly after my husband's death. The music and fellowship were balms to my spirit as only music can be, and the words and melodies still resonate in my mind. Keep making music--how this world needs people like you to lift us up above the turmoil and strife that surrounds us these days! God bless you."