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Raising Voices to share the classics

POSTED: April 26, 2012 12:30 a.m.

The Voices of North Georgia are looking to make new fans with its “Classic Voices” concert this weekend.

“Even if you think you don’t like classical music, this concert will feature something that you will like,” said Jean McCorlew, Voices hospitality chairwoman.

“From the pomp of (Wolfgang Amadeus) Mozart’s ‘Regina Coeli’ to the sedateness of (Franz) Schubert’s ‘Mass in G’ to the lush harmonies of (John) Rutter’s ‘Twenty-Third Psalm,’ there will be something for everyone.”

The concert is also described as a “must hear for classical music lovers.”

“Classic Voices” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 404 Washington St. NW in Gainesville.

General admission tickets are $15 per person. Tickets for seniors and students are $12 each and children ages 5 and younger will be admitted for $5. Tickets will be on sale at the door.

Friday’s concert will feature a reception following the performance, McCorlew said.

The community choir, which has more than 40 season under its belt, performs several concerts each. For “Classic Voices,” the group will be accompanied by a nine-piece orchestra.

“Our spring concert is a showcase of the best of classical music for chorus and orchestra,” McCorlew said.

“Selections from (Joseph) Haydn’s beloved ‘Lord Nelson Mass’ will be presented and when we get to (Ludwig van) Beethoven’s ‘Choral Fantasy,’ our audiences better hold onto their hats.

“These sacred masterpieces speak to the very essence of Christian beliefs and will stir the soul.”


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