Voices fall concert to be Oct. 27
Voices in the Laurel will present a seasonal offering of music in a concert called “Music of the Night” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at First Baptist Church in Waynesville.
The entire concert is based on nocturnal themes, and included all three Voices in the Laurel Choirs, as well as some special guests.
A few of the choral numbers will include the Treble Makers singing a song called “Bones,” in which the young singers sing and play instrumental soundscapes. The Concert Choir will perform “Spirits,” a choral number based on text from Shakespeare’s Midsummer Nights Dream, as well as “Macavity the Mystery Cat,” from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cats.” Finally, the Chamber Choir will sing Benjamin Britten's “Old Abram Brown,” as well as a contemporary art piece called “Dance to the Stars and the Moon,” and a song with Celtic flavor, “The Voice,” by Brennan Frasier. The highlight of the choral presentation will be selections from Lloyd Webber’s Broadway sensation, “Phantom of the Opera.”
In addition to the choral numbers, there will be several special guests who will perform music with a nocturnal theme. First, organist Mary Ann Cooper will play Bach’s “Prelude in D Minor,” as well as other numbers. Then, Heather Ferguson, soprano with Asheville Lyric Opera, will sing “Queen of the Night Aria” from Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.”
“This concert has been one of the favorite concerts to prepare for,” said Artistic Director Martha Brown. “The theme is fun for this time of year, and has opened up all kinds of doors for variety and special guests.”
This is the first concert in Voices’ series this year. Season tickets for patrons are being for the first time. Individual ($15) or season tickets ($50 for four concerts) are available at www.voicesinthelaurel.org or by calling 335-2849.
The season tickets include: Oct. 27 Music of the Night; Dec. 15 Holiday Music Concert; Feb. 16 My Jazzy Valentine Dinner Concert; and April 21 17th Annual Spring Concert.