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First Tuesday concert featuring ABAC Community Choir scheduled for March 5

 

TIFTON—The Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College First Tuesday Concert scheduled for March 5 will feature the ABAC Community Choir in its first solo concert.

Conductor Marti Schert, lecturer of Choral and Applied Voice at ABAC’s School of Arts and Sciences, said that the community choir is an all-volunteer group.

“They’re very dedicated,” she said. “It’s all members of the community who either were music majors or just love to sing, and we’re always open to new voices joining us. We’re in the process of growing as a community choir and have plans of performing a large-scale choral work with instruments in the future.”

Schert said this concert, which will begin at 7 p.m. in ABAC’s Howard Auditorium, is all about journeys.

“We have quite a variety of pieces,” she said. “All of them talk about journeys in some way. So, if I were to say there is a unifying theme for this concert, it’s about different types of journeys. Our students are starting their own individual journeys here at ABAC and we’re excited to be a part of this.”

Several of the pieces that will be featured are centered on the beauty of nature and journeying through nature, Schert said.

“We’re doing a lovely German piece, ‘O Schoene Nacht,’ that talks about the beauty of the night sky, and we’re performing ‘The Road Not Taken,’ which was inspired by the Robert Frost poem,” she said. “We’re going to end with ‘Alleluia’ and ‘Gloria in Excelsis Deo,’ both of which turn toward the spiritual journey, which we thought was appropriate as we approach this Easter season.”

Schert said she is thrilled to have noted local pianist Gina Lawhon as the accompanist for the concert.

“This is going to be a really fun event,” Schert said. “We hope the community will come out to support, and maybe we’ll inspire some community members to join us.”

Those interested in joining the community choir can reach Schert at 229-391-4965 or mschert@abac.edu.

 

The Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College First Tuesday Concert scheduled for March 5 will feature the ABAC Community Choir in its first solo concert.

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