Piedmont Chamber Singers Ends Its 40th Anniversary Season with a Celebratory Concert
WINSTON-SALEM – Piedmont Chamber Singers (PCS) will conclude their 40th anniversary season with a celebratory concert on Sun., April 29 at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem.
“When PCS was founded in 1977, little did we dream that this group would still be around forty years later,” said Sally Gant, founder and board president. “Our first auditions and rehearsals and many of our earliest concerts took place at First Presbyterian Church in the heart of Winston-Salem, and we are delighted to return to this venue for the final concert of our anniversary season.”
PCS will feature works from its forty-year history in this anniversary concert, including the first piece sung on a concert, Sweelink’s “Cantate Domino,” which will be conducted by its first musical director Donald Armitage. Other works to be featured from PCS’s early performances include Sowash’s “Three Songs from The Harvest of a Quiet Eye,” Murphy’s “Lullaby,” and Hagenberg’s “The Music of Stillness.” The program will also include the anthem “The Turtle Dove” from Winston-Salem composer Margaret Sandresky.
In keeping with Piedmont Chamber Singers’s season theme of “Something Old, Something New,” the concert will also feature newer works from two local composers, Sally Ann Morris and Chris Heckman. As part of the celebration, PCS will premiere a new work commissioned for the 40th anniversary, “Bredon Hill,” by composer Daniel Gawthrop. Dr. Edwin Wilson of Wake Forest University, who assisted PCS in the text selection for this commission, will read the A. E. Housman poem on which the work is based before its performance.
PCS thanks our concert sponsor Bailey & Thomas, Attorneys & Counsellors at Law for making this concert, part of the 40th anniversary season, possible.
Ticket prices for the concert are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $5 for students. Children are free with an accompanying adult. All seating is general admission. For information or tickets, call at 336-722-4022, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit PCS online at www.piedmontchambersingers.org/
Piedmont Chamber Singers
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