CANTON — Music lovers will fall for the Cherokee Chorale’s spring concert, “Romantic Masterworks,” planned for Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Canton First United Methodist Church.
Conducted by J. Andrew Bowers, the concert will feature the works of Schubert, Faure and Mendelssohn.
Schubert is considered one of the greatest composers of the early Romantic era and one of the most frequently performed composers of the early 19th century.
Mendelssohn is regarded as one of the most prolific and gifted composers of all time and his works such as the “Wedding March” from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” which has accompanied many a bride down the aisle, are well-known throughout the world.
Faure is one of the great French composers of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Advance general admission tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. They are available from any Chorale member, and at the Cherokee Arts Council, Chamberhouse, Three Sisters, FoxTale Book Shoppe, Jasper Drug, and Ball Ground Pharmacy. Tickets will also be available at the door.
The Cherokee Chorale is an auditioned 80-voice mixed choral group, encompassing a variety of ages, professions and occupations, including a significant number of music professionals.
The members of the enthusiastic group are passionate about their love of singing and have an interest in promoting and providing good music for the area.
The Chorale rehearses for two hours a week and presents at least three concerts a year, including the spring concert, a Christmas concert and a Pops concert in May or June.
Instrumentalists from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and other professional musicians from the community enhance the quality of the concerts with their accompaniment and guest conductors, soloists, pianists, organists, and school choirs frequently perform with the chorale.
The stated goal of the group is “to perform fine choral music in the most professional way possible.”
Since its beginning in 1987, the Chorale has advanced in technical skill and choral artistry, performing increasingly challenging literature and establishing a reputation for excellence and popularity, according to the group’s website.
For more information, call (678) 439-8625 or visit www.cherokeechorale.org.