Voices in the Laurel presents 'My Funny Valentine'

Feb 08, 2017
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Voices in the Laurel will be presenting “My Funny Valentine” Concert — a program of jazz, popular and show music celebrating love and friendship on Saturday, Feb 11.

The show will be held at HART Theater in Waynesville at 3 p.m. and will feature such iconic tunes as “Unforgettable,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Take Me Home,” by Pentatonix and “If I didn’t Have You” from Monsters, Inc.

The choirs will be accompanied by Laurel Strings Ensemble and local professional musicians.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door (pending availability). The concert is sponsored in part by Elizabeth Feichter and Sam and Mary Burrus.

Voices in the Laurel is a Haywood County based nonprofit choir for young people ranging from first grade through 12th grade from Haywood, Buncombe, Jackson, Macon and Swain counties under the direction of Martha Brown.

Voices in the Laurel is an authentic program that focuses on providing young people quality choral education in fun and innovative ways. Laurel Strings is the string ensemble directed by Sarah Smith.

Purchase tickets by calling Suzy Bernardi at 828-734-9163 or online at www.voicesinthelaurel.org

Haywood Arts Regional Theatre is located at 250 Pigeon St., in downtown Waynesville.

Voices in the Laurel provides choristers the opportunity to participate in performance tours all over the world.

Some of the places Voices in the Laurel has performed are: with the Asheville Lyric Opera at the Diana Wortham Theater, Charleston’s "Little Spoleto" Festival, opened for Dolly Parton in her Christmas show at Dollywood, with Ronnie Milsap at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, the National Anthem, at Atlanta Braves games, at a Cincinnati Reds game, the Pacific Rim Children’s Choir Festival in Hawaii, the National Cathedral in Washington DC, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York, St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan, Westminster Abbey in London, Chartres Cathedral in France, the Sydney Opera House in Australia, Madrid and Barcelona, Spain, Dublin, Ireland and Belfast, Northern Ireland and Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Next summer, the Choir will participate in a Sound of Music Performance Tour to Vienna, Salzburg, and Prague.