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Voices in the Laurel Upcoming Performance - A MUST HEAR!

Check out the Announcement from Voices in the Laurel about their upcoming series of Performances. If you haven't had the pleasure of listening to this incredible group vocalist, now is the time. If you have, well then, you already know you should be grabbing up your tickets!

Voices in the Laurel has an unusual, if seasonal, offering of music this October 27, called Music of the Night. The entire concert is based on nocturnal themes, and included all three Voices in the Laurel Choirs, as well as some special guests. A few of the choral numbers will include the Treble Makers singing a song called "Bones" in which the young singers sing and play instrumental soundscapes. Concert Choir will perform "Spirits," a choral number based on text from Shakespeare's Midsummer Nights Dream, as well as "Macavity the Mystery Cat" from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats. Finally, Chamber Choir will sing Benjamin Britten's "Old Abram Brown," as well as a contemporary art piece called "Dance to the Stars and the Moon," and a song with Celtic flavor, "The Voice," by Brennan Frasier. The highlight of the choral presentation will be selections from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway sensation, Phantom of the Opera.

In addition to the choral numbers, there will be several special guests who will perform music with a nocturnal theme. First, organist Mary Ann Cooper will play Bach's "Prelude in D Minor," as well as other numbers. Then, Heather Ferguson, soprano with Asheville Lyric Opera, will sing "Queen of the Night Aria" from Mozart's The Magic Flute.

"This concert has been one of the favorite concerts to prepare for," said Artistic Director Martha Brown. "The theme is fun for this time of year, and has opened up all kinds of doors for variety and special guests." The concert will take place on Saturday, October 27, at 7:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Waynesville.

This is the first concert in our series this year, as we offer season tickets for our patrons for the first time. Individual ($15) or season tickets ($50 for four concerts) are available on our website www.voicesinthelaurel.org or by calling 828-335-2849. The season tickets include: Oct 27th Music of the Night, Dec 15th Holiday Music Concert, Feb 16th - My Jazzy Valentine Dinner Concert, and April 21st - 17th Annual Spring Concert.

Voices in the Laurel is a Haywood County based non-profit choir for young people ranging from 1st grade through 12th grade from Haywood, Buncombe, Jackson, Macon and Swain counties under the direction of Martha Brown. Voices in the Laurel is an authentic program that focuses on providing young people quality choral education in fun and innovative ways.

Voices in the Laurel provides choristers the opportunity to participate in performance tours all over the world. Some of the places Voices in the Laurel has performed are: with the Asheville Lyric Opera at the Diana Wortham Theater, Charleston's "Little Spoleto" Festival, opened for Dolly Parton in her Christmas show at Dollywood, with Ronnie Milsap at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, the National Anthem, at Atlanta Braves games, at a Cincinnati Reds game, the Pacific Rim Children's Choir Festival in Hawaii, the National Cathedral in Washington DC, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York, St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan, Westminster Abbey in London, Chartres Cathedral in France and the Sydney Opera House in Australia. Voices in the Laurel Chamber Choir participated in a summer 2012 performance tour in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain and also sang at a Cincinnati Reds Game in September 2012.

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