The Franklin News-Post|
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
The Franklin County Community Chorus will present its spring concert Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18.
Saturday's concert will be held at Redwood United Methodist Church (3001 Old Franklin Turnpike, Rocky Mount) at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday's concert will be held at Bethlehem Church of the Brethren (4250 Bethlehem Road, Boones Mill) at 4 p.m.
Just ahead of Memorial Day, the chorus will be recounting and celebrating the history of America through music. Every significant historical period of the United States will be represented with many favorite tunes highlighting the events of the times.
As a brief preview, the zeal and passion of young America in her revolutionary days will be marked by Robert DeCormier's spirited version of "Yankee Doodle."
The the chorus will move west with Herbert Bird's arrangement of an old folk tune "Sweet Betsy From Pike" (and her husband Ike).
Moving into the 20th century, the chorus will capture the reality of the depression through Gorney and Harburg's "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime."
Finally, the chorus will demonstrate America's hope and promise through World War II with Irving Berlin's "God Bless America."
Both concerts are free, family friendly and open to the public.
Call (276) 656-5476 for questions or more information.