Jubilee Chorus in concert June 18-19

Article Published: Jun. 17, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
Jubilee Chorus in concert June 18-19

The High Country Jubilee Chorus performs June 18 and 19 in Banner Elk and Boone.

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In cooperation with the arts councils of Avery and Watauga counties, the High Country Jubilee Chorus will present its 14th annual concerts.

The performances will present a variety of sacred, secular and Broadway show music, including an extended medley of Gershwin songs. Several solos and duets will be featured together with special interlude music between the two halves of the concert.

The chorus this year is under the direction of Pamela Hopton-Jones, who this past year directed the Appalachian Chorale and the High Country High School Chorus.

The first half of the program includes challenging arrangements of the familiar songs, "God Bless America" and "Let There Be Peace on Earth," as well as standards, such as "The Last Words of David" and "Gloria in Excelsis."

The second half will feature an extensive medley of George Gershwin favorites, including "Summertime," "Swanee," "I Got Rhythm," and "'S' Wonderful." A number of solos and duets will be featured on these numbers.

As in past years, the net proceeds will benefit the music scholarship program of the Watauga Arts Council to aid children in attending the annual Missoula Workshop held in late June. A check presentation for this purpose was made in May in anticipation of the success of this year's concerts.

The first performance is Friday, June 18, at 7 p.m. in Evans Auditorium at Lees McRae College in Banner Elk. The second is Saturday, June 19, at 7 p.m. in Rosen Concert Hall on the Appalachian State University campus in Boone.

Admission for both events is $10 with children and students free at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased for $8 at the Avery Arts Council, 630 Shawneehaw Ave. (N.C. 184) in Banner Elk, from Rydell Music Center on N.C. 105 in Boone, and from Jubilee Chorus members.

For more information, call (828) 264-8811.

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