Local concert series begins this Saturday
Posted: Monday, September 7, 2009 9:06 pm
The Vienna Boys Choir is coming to Union City, courtesy of the Community Concert Association of Union City/Obion County, TN Inc., with sponsorship by Union City Coca-Cola Bottling Co. That local business is celebrating its 100th anniversary.
The performance by the world-renowned choir of 20-25 boys from 10-14 years old will be Nov. 21 at the Union City Civic Auditorium.
The choir is one of four such touring entities that perform 300 concerts a year before half a million people in virtually all European counties and in Asia, Australia and the Americas.
The choristers spend nine-11 weeks a year on tour and will be providing an outstanding local performance.
Membership in this year’s concert series will not only provide a magical night with the esteemed choir but three other local high-quality performances and three opportunities to enjoy reciprocal events in Dyersburg.
Memberships are $25 for students, $40 for seniors, $45 for adults and $95 for families. Mike Cox and Chuck Doss, heading the association, hope there will be many patrons supporting this year’s schedule. Eighth note patrons offer support at the level of $100, with quarter note support at $250, half note support at $500 and full note support at $1,000.
Memberships and patron support include the privilege of attending performances by the Quattrocelli performance Nov. 3 and California Guitar Trio April 6.
Meanwhile, in Union City, audiences will be able to enjoy Todd Hill and his Orchestra Saturday. Band leaders such as Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Benny Goodman will be celebrated on stage that night. Get ready to tap your feet.
With the coming of the new year, plan to enjoy Stig Rossen, who has previously performed the role of Jean Valjean in the London production of “Les Misérables.” He has performed the part almost 1,500 times in 10 different countries and has also recorded several albums. He will share his natural talent and his training from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama Feb. 6.
To close out the program, Jim Witter will present “The Piano Men” April 22.
Country music, contemporary Christian songs and the music of Billy Joel and Elton John all figure in this piano-master’s performance.
His rich and powerful voice and easy piano style make Witter a favorite with theater-goers everywhere. He will take the stage April 22.
All local performance are at 7:30 p.m. at Union City Civic Auditorium.
For more information or to discuss corporate sponsorship of a particular event, call Cox at 536-4569 or Doss at 886-1155 or call (800) 884-5457.
Published in The Messenger 9.7.09