April 14, 2014

The Wytheville Community College Community Choir will hold two concerts in April. The first concert is scheduled for Tuesday, April 22, at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church at 225 Fulcher Ave. in Hillsville.  A reception will be held in the church Fellowship Hall following the concert.  

A second concert will be held on Tuesday, April 29, at 7 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church at 275 East Main Street, in Wytheville, with a reception to follow.

The theme for the concert is “The British Invasion.”  The choir performances will include selections from Part 2 of  “Messiah" (the Easter portion) by George Frederik Handel along with songs by other British composers such as John Rutter, Gilbert and Sullivan, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton and Adele. The concert will feature violinists Bryan Matteson and Dawn Grant, along with violist Bryan Mattheson and cellist Cameron Williams.  Pianist Brenda Wittwer will perform a medley of Andrew Lloyd Webber favorites.  Bev Hughes, Leslie Mabe and Brenda Wittwer will perform a song by Gilbert and Sullivan. 

                        Under the direction of Mrs. Cynthia Jackson, the choir is currently in its first year and will be performing with the Southwest Virginia Community College Choir and the Knoxville Symphony later this Spring.  Jackson is the music director and organist at First United Methodist Church in Hillsville and holds bachelor’s and master’s degree in music education.  Tina Wilcox is the pianist for the choir. 

These events are open to the public, and admission to both concerts is free. 

For more information on these concerts, please contact cjj50@email.vccs.edu.


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