Selections for the concert are from Broadway productions. Mark Merritt will be the conductor and the accompanists for the concert will be Tina Wilcox, Cindy Jackson and Jane Tesh.
This concert is dedicated to the memory of Sandy Beam, who died on Feb. 18. Beam was the founding director of Vocé and taught choral music in the Surry County Schools for 35 years.
Beam and his students won numerous awards for their musical excellence. Beam had been the director of music at First Presbyterian Church in Mount Airy for 44 years.
He was a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and a lifetime member of both the American Choral Directors Association and the Music Educators National Conference, a group that honored him with their Lifetime Achievement award through their North Carolina Chapter.
In November, Beam received the Lara Hoggard Award from the North Carolina chapter of the American Choral Directors Association for distinguished service in art of Choral Music in North Carolina.
Vocé’s concert season is sponsored in part by the Sarah J. and Richard T. Howerton Jr. Memorial Endowment and a subgrant from the Grassroots Program of the North Carolina Arts Council through the Surry Arts Council.
This project received support from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information, call the Surry Arts Council at 786-7998.