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Sunday Afternoon, 22 February 2015 at 3:00 PM EST
Grace United Methodist Church, 458 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30308
The William Baker Festival Singers & Alumni
The Lynn Swanson Festival Singers & Alumni
The Orchestra of the American Heartland
Arietha Lockhart, soprano
Stephen Ozcomert, bass
The first season (1985-1986) of the Festival Singers culminated with a performance of the Brahms EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM. As William Baker retires as Music Director & Conductor of the WBFS-Atlanta following the 2014-2015 season, it is fitting that his last masterwork performance with the original Festival Singers ensemble be the one that has been such an important part of the ensemble’s history.
Saturday Evening, 21 February 2015 at 7:00 PM EST
St John United Methodist Church, 550 Mount Paran Road, Atlanta, GA 30327
WINTER GALA 2015
Celebrating 30 Years of Festival Singers Tradition
The William Baker Festival Singers (Atlanta & Kansas City)
The Lynn Swanson Festival Singers
The DeKalb Choral Guild, Mary Root, Music Director (Founded by William Baker in 1978)
The Gwinnett Young Singers, Lynn Urda, Music Director
The original Festival Singers, then called “Gwinnett” Festival Singers, held its first rehearsal on February 26, 1985. On the 30th anniversary of that event members and alumni from all Festival Singers ensembles, in addition to The DeKalb Choral Guild and The Gwinnett Young Singers will gather in Atlanta for a gala celebration of this storied musical tradition. The performance will be followed by a reception in honor of Dr. Baker’s nearly 40 years of service to the Atlanta community.
The William Baker Choral Foundation is excited to announce our newest ensemble, Zimria Festivale Atlanta led by Amy Thropp, Music Director & Conductor. Their inaugural concert will be the first night of Chanukah, December 16th, at 6:00 pm with dinner following. Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Salads, Latkes and Sufganiyot will be served. Candle lighting and games will follow dinner!
The performance will be held at the Congregational Beth Shalom, located at 5303 Winters Chapel Road in Atlanta. Advance ticket purchasing requested by contacting the office at Beth Shalom (firstname.lastname@example.org, 770-399-5300 or BethShalomAtlanta.org). Tickets include concert and dinner. Adults are $10 and children under 11 are $7.
Christmas with the Festival Singers will feature the combined voices of the William Baker & Lynn Swanson Festival Singers, joined by the Midtown Brass & Organ. The popular concert of beloved carols and classics will be presented Saturday evening, 6 December at 7:00 PM at the St. Benedict’s Episoal Church in Smyrna, GA, and Sunday afternoon, 7 December at 3:00 PM at the historic Grace United Methodist Church in Midtown Atlanta. Tickets are $20 for adults; $15 students & +65; under 12 free. Tickets are available at the door or online at www.FestivalSinger.org.
The 35-voice Atlanta-based William Baker Festival Singers join with the Orchestra of the American Heartland to open their 30th anniversary season with teh annual Andrew Cain Memorial masterworks Concert. Works incldue Gregorio Allegri: MISERERE MEI, Ralph Vaugh Williams: LORD, THOU HAST BEEN OUR REFUGE, R. Douglas Helvering: AND I SAW A NEW HEAVEN (commissioned y teh WBFS in 2004), and Johann Sebastian Bach: CANTATA NO. 106 “Gottes Zeit ist die allrbeste Zeit.” Sunday afternoon, 26 October 2014 at 3:00 PM. Admission is $20 adults; $15 students & +65; under 12 free. At door or online. For more information call 404.909.8357.
The William Baker Festival Singers of Atlanta will have their annual Piccolo Spoleto Performance on Monday, May 26th at 3:00 pm. The concert will be held in Charleston, South Carolina at the Circular Congregational Church.
The William Baker Festival Singers of Atlanta will hold a season finale concert on Sunday, May 18th at 3 pm. This Piccolo Spoleto Bon Voyage Concert will be held at St. John United Methodist Church, located at 550 Mount Paran Road in Atlanta, GA. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors 65+, and children under 12 are free.
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