|Watauga Community Band Christmas Concerts|
|Written by Steve Frank|
|Friday, 04 December 2009 10:40|
The Watauga Community Band will present their annual Christmas concert Saturday in two events and two locations. The band has traditionally presented the Christmas concert in Blowing Rock, and that will tradition will continue with a 7pm event at Blowing Rock School, plus a 2pm preview at Boone Mall.
The Community Band under the leadership of Bill Winkler.will perform their
Christmas choral concert on Saturday, December 5, 2009 in a joint concert with
the the High Country High School Community Chorale under the direction of Dr.
Pamela Hopton-Jones. The concert will take place in the Blowing Rock Elementary
School beginning at 7:00 p.m.
The band will have a sneak preview in a 2pm performance at Boone Mall.
The High Country High School Community Chorale began as a dream shared over 4
years ago by conductor, Pamela Hopton-Jones with Dottie Sykes, conductor of the
Presbyterian-Methodist Community Children’s Choir which she has conducted for
nearly 30 years. This dream has now resulted in the first High Country High
School Community Chorale, an ensemble of 30 charter members. The Chorale
exists to increase the appreciation of, and participation in, a high quality
choral music experience by the youth of the High Country of North Carolina. By
so doing, we increase the overall musical experience of the culture at large.
excited to share with the community what they have accomplished. The following
repertoire will be performed:
Jesus is Born Traditional
Jazz Gloria by Natalie Sleeth featuring Patrick Coston on string bass and Doug Jones on tubano.
(featuring the men of the Chorale)
Mary Did You Know? (featuring the ladies of the Chorale) arr. by Fred Bock
-The First Noel
-It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
-Away In A Manger
Jones on snare drum.
CHARTER MEMBERS OF THE HIGH COUNTRY HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY CHORALE: Sopranos:
Sarah Barry, Kassie Casner, Sidney Ginn, Elizabeth Harrell, Katie Hartley,
Marjorie Hubert, Ashton Kacsmaryk, Caroline Lonas, Stephanie Richard, Laiken
Williams, Lizzie Zimmerman. Altos: Anne Barbee, Hannah Bates, Addi Berry, Emily Berry, Leah Clemens, Stephanie Freyler, Lauren Jones, Gwen Prevette.
Tenors: Shepherd Barry, Titus Casner, Nathan Jones, Jon Kelley, Nathanael Rains.
Nathan Bates, Justin Drake, James Ellington, Jonathan Faulks, Eric Griffin,
Coston. Dottie Sykes is the Chorale Assistant and Dr. Pamela Hopton-Jones is
Anyone interested in joining the High Country High School Community Chorale
A second performance of the High Country High School Community Chorale,
performing their Christmas repertoire will occur on Thursday, December 17, 2009.
This performance will take place in Hayes School of Music in Rosen Concert Hall
on A.S.U.’s campus beginning at 7:30 p.m. This is a free concert. Invite
your family and friends for this festive occasion.
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