Community chorus to sing May 4

Apr 28, 2014
Photo by: Donated

Music will soon be in the air when the Haywood-Junaluska Community Chorus performs its spring concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at First United Methodist Church of Waynesville, located at 566 S. Haywood St.

The program will consist of classical and folk music, all by American composers, under the direction of David Traynham, former choir teacher at Tuscola High School. The accompanist will be Kathy McNeil.

The chorus will be accompanied by a small chamber orchestra including harp, violin, cello, oboe, flute, French horn, percussion and organ. Instrumentalists are from the Asheville Symphony and Signature Winds along with a local percussionist.

The chorus will sing “Requiem for the Living” by Dan Forest, and four American folk hymns — “Saints Bound for Heaven,” “We’ll Shout and Give Him Glory,” “Death Shall Not Destroy My Comfort” and “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” all arranged by Mac Wilberg. Soloists will be Alexandria Traynham, an eighth-grader at Waynesville Middle School, Molly Mitchell and Kendra Medford, Pisgah High School choir teacher

Signature Winds will perform “Amazing Grace,” arranged by Bill Holcomb Jr.

The chorus was founded in 1997 with a goal to help preserve an appreciation for the great classical music of the past as well as the present. To that end, each concert includes one or more of these works.

The Haywood Community Chorus is sponsored in part by The Junaluskans and the Haywood Arts Council through a Grassroots Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council. Admission is free. An offering will be taken.

Call 734-9283 for information.