SongSpinner joins the Haywood Community Band for 'Appalachian' Concert Oct.16

Oct 12, 2016
Photo by: Donated photo SongSpinners at the Biltmore Estate's Antler Hill last Christmas season.

The Haywood Community Band’s final Maggie Valley concert of the 2016 season begins at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16.

The evening program will celebrate the history and beauty of our Appalachian region. It is free and in the open-air Maggie Valley Community Pavilion, adjacent to the Maggie Town Hall, 3422 Socco Road.

The monthly performances are sponsored by the Maggie Valley Civic Association and regularly end with standing ovations.

Concert goers will hear Aaron Copland’s masterpiece “Appalachian Spring,” for which he was the Pulitzer Prize, the “Blue Ridge Reel,” and “Tuscola Mountain Celebration.” An additional highlight of the evening will be the singing of the SongSpinners, a Haywood County women’s ensemble performing “Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal,” “Shenandoah,” and the delightful “I bought me a cat.”

Also on the band’s program are “Royal Scotch Highlanders,” “Cold Mountain Saga,” “’Tis a Gift,” and two movements of “Appalachian Dances.”

The SongSpinners have appeared at the Biltmore House and the estate’s Antler Hill Village during the Christmas season, as well as local retirement homes, civic club meetings, and the Downtown Waynesville Christmas celebration. All members are active in local church choirs, Community Chorus, HART productions, and other local clubs and organizations. Six of the women also perform with the Community Band.

The band’s season finale will feature musical highlights of the 2016 season on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 4 p.m. in the acoustically thrilling sanctuary of Waynesville’s First United Methodist Church at the corner of Haywood and Academy Streets.