Voce to perform free Christmas concert


First Posted: 11/30/2009

For those looking for an inexpensive way to enjoy the holiday season, the musical group Voce will perform a free Christmas concert at the Andy Griffith Playhouse this Saturday.
Started in 2002 by music director Sandy Beam, the group typically performs three times a year. Sharon Gates, president of Voce this year, said she hopes the community will come out to support the group and to enjoy an afternoon of musical delight.
Voce is a select coral ensemble of local talent from in and around Surry County and southern Virginia. Weve got everyone from some high school students to senior citizens. A lot of the members are music professionals or educators. Some of them are trained vocalists, but a lot of them are just enthusiastic lovers of music, Gates said.
This is the groups Christmas concert called Christmas Blessings. There will be a selection of holiday favorites as well as a Christmas Canted by Daniel Pinkham with an eight-piece brass ensemble.
Mark Merritt, a Mount Airy native, has arranged two songs the group will be singing, called Deo Gratias and Tomorrow shall be my dancing day.
The concert start at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Andy Griffith Playhouse.
We would love to see every seat full, Gates said.
For more information contact the Surry Arts Council at 786-7998 or visit www.surryarts.org.
Contact Mondee Tilley at [email protected] or at 719-1930.

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