Up & Coming Weekly

February 11, 2020

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM 22 UCW FEBRUARY 12-18, 2020 EVENT STEPHANIE CRIDER, Associate Publisher. COMMENTS? Editor@upand- comingweekly.com. 910-484-6200. Audience members may not recognize the Cumberland Choral Arts moniker just yet, but the voices will sound oh-so familiar when the group performs Friday, Feb. 28 at First Baptist Church. No stranger to the community, Cumberland Choral Arts was founded in 1991 as the Cumberland Oratorio Singers. The group performs a variety of pieces in the classical, opera, stage and screen music, jazz and other music genres. "It is our first season as Cumberland Choral arts," said Artistic Director Jason Britt. "People are starting to recognize the name, but we are still explaining it. We changed our name because it more accurately reflects who we are. We realize our listeners are not just people who strictly love classical music. We have audience members who like jazz and Broadway and con- temporary music, and we strive to provide a vari- ety of things for the interest of our audience. We are a community group. We do a variety of music, not just traditional choral music. If you come to 'Welcome to London,' you may hear something from the Beatles that night." The concert will showcase three significant composers — Edward Elgar, Gustav Holst and John Rutter. "We are going to be highlighting some famous British composers," said Britt. "Elgar and Holst are both considered nationalist composers who epitomize their country through their music. We are showcasing them as well as contemporary composer John Rutter. We will be showcasing his traditional pieces and one that is more jazz- related. Additional performances this season include a celebration of black history month Feb. 22 called "Lift Every Voice and Sing. "Local black musicians will perform that night at 7 p.m.," said Britt. Patrons can pay at the door. It's $15 per person. Season ticket holders will get a discount. Proceeds benefit Cumberland Choral Arts." The final concert in the season brings audi- ences full circle with "America, My Home." It is set for May 8. The concert focuses on a few little- known composers, including some from North Carolina. The works of Joseph Martin, Dan Forrest, Daniel Elder and Stephen Paulus are all on the docket as attendees are treated to more subtle and subdued harmonic structures, com- bined with flowing, sing-able melodies. Some of the works to be performed that night include "Good Night Dear Heart," "Song for the Unsung Hero," "Hymn for America" and Elder's song cycle "Three Nocturnes." Inspired by the joy of singing and hearing choral music, the group's mission is "to be a premier symphonic chorus through the out- standing performance of choral masterworks. With a commitment to excellence and educa- tion for over 25 years, we work collaboratively with all singers to foster a vibrant, diverse, and interactive choral community, educate our singers and audiences, and extend our reach to the youth of Cumberland County and the Sandhills region." Find out more about Cumberland Choral Arts at https://cumberlandchoralarts.org/ or by call- ing 910-215-7046. Tickets are available on the Cumberland Choral arts website. Cumberland Choral Arts presents 'Welcome to London' by STEPHANIE CRIDER "Welcome to London" will take place on Feb. 28 M A G A Z I N E b y , f o r & a b o u t Fayeeville Women NO MORE GUTTER CLEANING, OR YOUR MONEY BACK – GUARANTEED SENIOR OR MILITARY DISCOUNT! We offer Senior & Military discounts ON TOP ON TOP of the 15% off & 0% financing! CALL US TODAY For A FREE Estimate! 1-844-996-0710 AND! FINANCING * OFF ENTIRE LEAFFILTER ® PURCHASE ** 0 % % 15 PLUS AN ADDITIONAL CSLB# 1035795 DOPL #10783658-5501 License# 7656 License# 50145 License# 41354 License# 99338 License# 128344 License# 218294 License# 603 233 977 License# 2102212986 License# 2106212946 License# 2705132153A License# LEAFFNW822JZ Li- cense# WV056912 License# WC-29998-H17 Nassau HIC License# H01067000 Registration# 176447 Registration# HIC.0649905 Registration# C127229 Registration# C127230 Registra- tion# 366920918 Registration# PC6475 Registration# IR731804 Registration# 13VH09953900 Registration# PA069383 Suffolk HIC License# 52229-H *Contact us for additonal details Promo Number: 285 Mon-Thurs: 8am-11pm, Fri-Sat: 8am-5pm Sun: 2pm-8pm EST

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