Jubilee Chorus meets 'My Fair Lady'
In cooperation with the arts councils of Avery and Watauga counties, the High Country Jubilee Chorus will present its 15th annual concerts.
The performances will present a variety of sacred, secular and Broadway show music with a number of selections from "My Fair Lady."
Several solos and duets will be featured together with special interlude music between the two halves of the concert provided by the male quartet, 5th Edition.
The chorus this year is under the direction of Mark Tomasik, who is organist and early choir director for Grace Lutheran Church in Boone, and who has been actively involved with staged musical productions in Ashe County.
The first half of the program includes challenging arrangements of the familiar songs, "Ave Maria" and "Amazing Grace," as well as ballads, such as "And So It Goes" by Billy Joel and "A Red, Red Rose" by James Mulholland.
The second half will have selections from "My Fair Lady," including the familiar "Wouldn't It Be Loverly" and "On the Street Where You Live," plus guest soloists Jim Taylor from Avery asking "Why Can't a Woman Be More Like a Man?" and David Winkler from Boone urging us to get him "...To the Church on Time."
As in past years, the net proceeds will benefit the music scholarship program of the Watauga Arts Council to aid children in attending summer music workshops.
The first performance is Friday, June 24, at 7 p.m. at Crossnore Presbyterian Church.
The second is Saturday, June 25, at 7 p.m. at Deerfield United Methodist Church in Boone.
Admission for both events is $10, with students and children free at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased for $8 at the Avery Arts Council at 77 Ruffin St. in Linville, Crossnore Presbyterian Church, Rydell Music Center on N.C. 105 in Boone, and from Jubilee Chorus members.