Registration is now open for the 10th Summer of Singing. Join us to sing GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL’s The Israel in Egypt, A Biblical Oratorio. Rehearsals are on Tuesday Evenings, from 7:00-9:15 pm beginning June 9th. For more information visit the group’s page.
The Zimria Fesitvale Atlanta and Lynn Swanson Festival Singers, along with members of the Orchestra of the American Heartland, present Leonard Bernstein’s CHICHESTER PSALMS and a new commissioned work by Amy Thropp. The performance will be held on Tuesday evening, April 14th at 7:30 pm. The concert will be held at the Congregation Beth Shalom, located at 5303 Winters Chapel Road in Atlanta. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for adults over 65 and students, and those under 12 are free. They can be purchased at the door or online at Eventbrite. For Information Call 678-787-9189 or email Mail@FestivalSingers.org
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.
Please join the Lynn Swanson Festival Singers at the High Museum of Art Atlanta (Weiland Pavilion, Second Floor) on Sunday, January 11 at 3:00 pm. The performance is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Make a Joyful Noise: Renaissance Art and Music at Florence Cathedral. For tickets visit www.high.org or call 404-733-5000.
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 Lynn Swanson Festival Singers present their 6th Annual Season Opening Concert of a cappella classics and spirituals on Saturday, 8 November, 7:00 PM, at the Sam Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, 100 West Church Street in downtown Cartersville, GA. The diverse concert features classics by Palestrina, Standford and Mendelssohn, modern works by Lauridsen, Tavener and Clausen, and a host of American folk hymns and spirituals. Tickets are $15 adults; $10 students & +65; under 12 free. At the door or online www.FestivalSingers.org.
The Cobb Summer Singers and the Orchestra of the American Heartland, led by Conductor Lynn Swanson, will have their annual concert on Sunday, August 10th at 7:00 pm. The concert will feature Johannes Brahms: A GERMAN REQUIEM, with English Translation by Robert Shaw. The perfomance will be held at St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church, located at 2160 cooper Lake Road in Smyrna, GA. All seats are $25, and advance purchase is recommended. Tickets may be purchased at the door, by phone 404-909-8357, or online at www.FestivalSingers.org
The Lynn Swanson Festival Singers will have their annual Piccolo Spoleto performance on Sunday, May 25th at 2:00 pm. The concert will be held at the Circular Congregational Church on Meeting Street in Charleston, South Carolina.