March Performances

Saturday, March 19, 7:30pm performance

Augusta Choral Society and Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Violin 1
Ryan Kho
Jonathan Aceto
Laura Tomlin

Ashley Horvat
Pawel Kozak

Violin 2
Mary Burndrett
Kerri Sellman
Damir Horvat
Debra Schab
Angela Shaw

Viola
Carl Purdy
Karl Schab
Larissa Powers
Arthur Ross
Laurin Smith

Cello
Ruth Berry
Justin Resley

Bass
Barry Garman
Sara Neal Lokey

Flute
Cynthia Hopkins

Oboe
Kelly Odell

Clarinet
Joe Eller

Bassoon
Dan Worley

Horn
Judy Thompson
Darian Washington

Trumpet
Todd Jenkins

Trombone
Matt Henderson

Harp
Vonda Darr

Tympani
Rebekkah Nordan

Percussion
Kent Hannibal


Sunday, March 20, 8:45am and 11:00am services

Magellan String Quartet

  • Jonathan Aceto, violin
  • Ryan Kho, violin
  • Carl Purdy, viola
  • Ruth Berry, cello

Sunday, March 20, 9:30am and 11:00am services

Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Laurin Smith, violin
Essena Setaro, violin
Arthur Ross, viola
Justin Resley, cello
Sara Neal Lokey, bass
Vonda Darr, harp

Friday, March 25, 7:00pm service

Ruth Berry, cello


Friday, March 25, 7:00pm service

Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Ryan Kho, concertmaster
Laura Tomlin, violin
Jonathan Aceto, violin
Pawel Kozak, violin
Carl Purdy, viola
Angela Shaw, viola
David Gee, cello
Sara Neal Lokey, bass
Kelly Odell, oboe
Mike Katterjohn, percussion
Rebekkah Nordan, percussion

Sunday, March 27, 8:45am and 11:00am services

Magellan String Quartet

  • Jonathan Aceto, violin
  • Ryan Kho, violin
  • Carl Purdy, viola
  • Ruth Berry, cello

Sunday, March 27, 9:30am and 11:00am services

Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Angela Morgan, violin
Essena Setaro, violin
Arthur Ross, viola
Amy Sawicz, cello
Barry Garman, bass

Sunday, March 27, 11:00am service

Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Laurin Smith, concertmaster
Scotty Allen, violin
Pawel Kozak, violin
Yeiry Castillo, violin
Larissa Powers, viola
Priscilla Hollingsworth, viola
David Gee, cello
Sara Lokey, bass
Kelly Odell, oboe
Manda Cawthon, oboe
Patrick Herring, bassoon
Andrew Johnson, bassoon
Jessie Morlan, trumpet
Michael Shomo, trombone
Andrew Bednarz, trombone
Michael Katterjohn, tympani

Sunday, March 27, 11:00am service

Meredith Boyd, horn


Sunday, March 27, 6:00pm service

Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Ryan Kho, concertmaster
Laura Tomlin, violin
Jonathan Aceto, violin
Carl Purdy, viola
Ruth Berry, cello
Sara Neal Lokey, bass
Kelly Odell, oboe
Addison Whitney, horn

Upcoming Performances

In Praise of Music is a unique resource of professional music performers and educators based in Augusta, Georgia, and the Southeastern United States.

Please support In Praise of Music and our presenters by attending our performances, spreading the word about our activities, and sending gifts to our presenters designated for the hiring of professional instrumentalists.

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

In Praise of Music

Sunday, December 6, 2015: 8:45am and 11:00am services

Magellan String Quartet

Jonathan Aceto, violin
Ryan Kho, violin
Carl Purdy, viola
Ruth Berry, cello

Wednesday, December 9, 6:15pm, Children’s Musicial

Robert Foster, flute


Saturday, December 12, 7:30pm

Augusta Choral Society and Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

First Violin
Ryan Kho, Concertmaster
Jonathan Aceto
Pawel Kozak
Laurin Smith
Ashley Horvat

Second Violin
Laura Tomlin, principal
Damir Horvat
Debra Schab
Angela Shaw

Viola
Carl Purdy, principal
Arthur Ross
Karl Schab

Cellos
Ruth Berry, principal
Justin Resley

Bass
Sara Neal Lokey, principal

Flute
Lorraine Jones, principal

Oboe
Kelly Odell, principal
Manda Cawthorn

Clarinet
Joe Eller, principal

Bassoon
Joy Hoffman, principal

Horn
Judy Thompson, principal
Rachel Misner

Trumpet
Todd Jenkins, principal
Paul Lott

Harp
Vonda Darr, principal

Percussion
Rebekkah Nordan, principal
Kent Hannibal


Sunday, December 13, 10:30am service

Joi McLellan, violin

Louisa Shepherd, violin


Sunday, December 13, 2015: 9:30am and 11:00am services

Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Mary Burndrett, concermaster
Pawel Kozak, violin
Marilyn Donnan, violin
Chris Burndrett, violin
Larissa Powers, viola
Justin Resley, cello
Barry Garman, bass
John Wickey, harp

Sunday, December 13, 11:00am service

Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Laurin Smith, concertmaster
Shadwa Mussad, violin
Arthur Ross, principal viola
Christopher Connolly, cello
Sara Neal Lokey, bass
Erin Wilson, flute
Kelly Odell, oboe
Kent Hannibal, percussion

Sunday, December 13, 11:00am service

Magellan String Quartet

Jonathan Aceto, violin
Ryan Kho, violin
Carl Purdy, viola
Ruth Berry, cello

Sunday, December 13, 8:30am and 11:00am services

Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Thomas Lai, concertmaster
Essena Setaro, principal second violin
Scotty Allen, violin
Debra Dupree, violin
Priscilla Hollingsworth, violin
Brenda Gustafson, violin
Amy Sawicz, cello
Jacob Sills, cello
Pam Dutch, bass

Sunday, December 13, 5:30pm service

Magellan String Quartet

Jonathan Aceto, violin
Ryan Kho, violin
Carl Purdy, viola
Ruth Berry, cello

Sunday, December 13, 6:00pm

Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Pawel Kozak, concertmaster
Angela Shaw, violin
Arthur Ross, viola
Douglas Graves, cello
Kristi Faircloth, oboe

Sunday, December 13, 2015, 6:30pm

Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Angela Morgan, concertmaster
Laura Tomlin, assistant concertmaster
Laurin Smith, violin
Debra Edens Schab, violin
Karl Schab, viola
Jeff Watson, viola
Paul Dainer, viola
Mary Ann Watson, cello
Sara Neal Lokey, bass
Erin Wilson, flute
Kelli Odell, oboe
Manda Cawthon, oboe
Joy Hoffman, bassoon
Patrick Herring, bassoon
Anne Marie Thomas, clarinet
Joseph Johnson, horn
Todd Jenkins, trumpet
Kathryn Cheney, trumpet
Kate Jenkins, trombone
David Proctor, trombone
Michael Katterjohn, percussion
Kent Hannibal, percussion
Rebekkah Nordan, percussion

Sunday, December 13, 6:30pm

In Praise of Music String Quartet

Shadwa Mussad, violin
Thomas Lai, violin
Larissa Powers, viola
Justin Resley, cello

Sunday, December 20, 8:45am and 11:00am services

Magellan String Quartet

Jonathan Aceto, violin
Ryan Kho, violin

Carl Purdy, viola
Ruth Berry, cello

Sunday, December 20, 6:00pm

Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Jonathan Aceto, concertmaster
Laura Tomlin, violin
Ryan Kho, violin
Carl Purdy, viola/penny whistle
Angela Shaw, viola
Ruth Berry, cello
Justin Resley, cello
Sara Neal Lokey, bass
Kelly Odell, oboe


Thursday, December 24, 5:30pm and 9:30pm services

Magellan String Quartet

Jonathan Aceto, violin
Ryan Kho, violin
Carl Purdy, viola
Ruth Berry, cello

Thursday, December 24, 4:00pm and 6:00pm services

In Praise of Music String Quartet

Shadwa Mussad, violin
Pawel Kozak, violin
Larissa Powers, viola
Chris Connolly, cello

Two opportunities to hear the Kiokee String Quintet perform this program:

Dance Around the World

The Kiokee Quintet will take listeners on a toe-tapping tour of dances from around the world. Ever since humans began walking upright, we have felt the urge to move rhythmically and express ourselves through dance. From the elegant and refined French Minuet to the wild, uncontrolled Italian tarantella, from the sensual Argentine tango to the peasant dances of Romania, from the sophisticated Cuban/New York mambo to folksy Appalachian reels, the Quintet will choreograph a concert of delightful dances!

January 17, 2016, 4:00pm

  • Sundays at Four
  • Lutheran Church By the Lake
  • 100 Twelve Oaks Dr and Hwy 378, Savannah Lakes Village, McCormick, SC 29835
  • Admission: $20
  • Free reception on location immediately following the performance
  • For more information, call 864-391-8022

February 26, 2016, 7:30pm

December Concerts

Please support In Praise of Music (IPOM) and our presenters by attending our performances, spreading the word about our activities, and sending gifts to our presenters designated for the hiring of professional instrumentalists. Note, please that a few of the listed events are private. We include them in the list so that you can see the variety of things we are doing.

The musicians of IPOM understand that you may not be able to attend our performances; we simply want to share the variety and number of engagements we have developed for ourselves and our communities.

December 1

  • The Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra Strings kicked off the holiday season with Handel’s Messiah, an annual Thomson tradition (this was the 25th year for most of the orchestra!) with the Thomson McDuffie Choral Society (Mark Bowers, Director) at First Baptist Church, Thomson, GA.

December 7

  • In Praise of Music string players performed for private weddings and receptions at Grace Baptist in Evans and the Augusta Museum of History

December 8

December 13

  • Duo Intermezzo performs for the CSRA Medical Manager’s association Holiday Luncheon (private event).

December 14

December 15

  • The Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra Strings perform with the Warren Baptist Church Orchestra and Choir (Kevin Pollock, Director)
    • 9:15 am prelude and service
    • 10:45 am prelude and service
  • In Praise of Music musicians, including members of Custer’s Last Band, perform An Appalachian Winter with the Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church Choir (Grovetown GA), Sonny Sellers, Director at 8:30 and 11:00 am.
  • Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra Strings perform with the Trinity on the Hill Methodist Church Choir and Orchestra (Danny Key, director) at 8:30 and 11:00 am.
  • The Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra performs
    Schubert Magnificat with the Christ Church Presbyterian (Evans) Choir (Mark Nabholz, Director) at 6:00 pm.
  • The Kiokee String Quintet performs with the First Baptist Church, Swainsboro, GA, Choir and Orchestra (Gilbert Westberry, director) at the 6:00 pm service.
  • The Magellan String Quartet performs with the Reid Memorial Presbyterian Choir (Richard Cook, director) at the 6:45 pm prelude and the 7:30 pm service.
  • Mood Indigo (Rob Foster Trio) performs a private Holiday Banquet at First Bapitst, Aiken, SC, in the evening.

December 20

December 21

December 22

  • In Praise of Music String Quartet will perform with the Sandersville, GA, United Methodist Church Choir (Shane McDonald, director). Faure Cantique de Jean Racine and Vivaldi Gloria at 11:00 am.
  • The Magellan String Quartet will perform with the
    Aiken First Presbyterian Choir (Ken Courtney, Director) at the 8:45 and 11:00 am services.

December 24

  • The Magellan String Quartet and Quintet will perform at First Baptist Church, Augusta, GA, at 5:00 pm.
  • The Kiokee String Quintet will perform with the Warren Baptist Church choir (Kevin Pollock, director)
    • 3:40 pm Prelude, 4:00 pm Service
      5:15 pm Prelude, 5:30 pm Service
  • In Praise of Music Violinist and Cellist Laura Tomlin and Chris Connolly will perform with pianist Brent Odom at Grace Baptist Church in Evans
    • 4:15 pm Prelude, 4:30 pm Service
    • 5:45 pm Prelude, 6:00 pm Service
  • The Magellan String Quartet will perform at the Church of the Good Shepherd at 9:30 pm.

MSQ Review

By Tom Toney

“Wake up momma, turn your lamp down low, Have you got the nerve to drive Papa McTell from your door?”

Classic lyrics from a classic blues tune which you certainly would anticipate being performed by a…string quartet?

The simply wonderful Georgia College Music Department is presenting a series of musical recitals over the summer months, starting this coming Monday, May 20.

Alright. I know it’s “technically” not summer yet. But the basic school sessions are done at GC and the Maymester, Summer I and Summer II marathons are either already taking place or just around the corner.

Back to our program. The Magellan String Quartet will grace the stage of Max Noah Recital Hall in architecturally interesting Porter Hall starting at 7:30 PM on the aforementioned Monday date.

The Magellan SQ features performers on violin, mandolin, guitar, viola, and cello. There may even be some vocal warbling taking place. And yes, I counted – it really is four individuals so the term quartet is appropriate.

This is a really interesting group that has been together in one form or another since 1990. The name actually is based on that Portuguese explorer (I guess they could have been the Ferdinand String Quartet if they were on a first name basis) whose expedition in the early 1500’s marked the first circumnavigation of the Earth.

Taking a cue from their namesake, the Quartet looks to guide audiences through musical explorations and flights of discovery. And those can be just as spicy as the spices that were the basis of Magellan’s famous trans-oceanic trip (Spain’s quest to find a new and faster sea route to the Spice Islands – today part of Indonesia).

Monday’s concert at Max Noah features a true smorgasbord of musical styles ranging from early American hymns, bluegrass and spirituals to Sousa marches, klezmer and Duke Ellington.

Stephen Foster will be represented by the inclusion of “Beautiful Dreamer”, a lovely parlor song but one which I always associate with the classic Warner Bros. cartoon directed by Bob Clampett, “The Big Snooze”.

I guess it says something about my personality that I link this beautiful love song with a cartoon that features Bugs Bunny popping sleeping pills and Elmer Fudd dressed in drag!

A medley of fiddle tunes will be served up by the Magellan SQ, which includes Sanford Faulkner’s “The Arkansas Traveler”. This song has a very convoluted history. It dates back to the 1860’s and was the state song of Arkansas for a period in the 20th century.

But an official state committee got hold of the song in the 1940’s and changed the lyrics to basically be a tourist attraction for the state of Arkansas.

The tune was featured in the Academy Award winning short starring Laurel and Hardy, “The Music Box”. After having struggled to get a player piano up an insurmountable flight of stairs, the boys play a piano roll entitled “Patriotic Melodies”. They proceed to dance to the strains of “The Arkansas Traveler”.

A Hungarian klezmer number is also on tap, as well as the “Harlem Rag” composed by Tom Turpin. Born in Savannah, GA, Turpin was an African-American composer of ragtime music, composing “The Harlem Rag” in 1892 after having moved to St. Louis to open a saloon.

A quartet of songs from Duke Ellington is also scheduled (not bad…a quartet from a Quartet) which includes “Don’t Get around Much Anymore”, “Take the A Train”, “In a Sentimental Mood”, and “It Don’t Mean a Thing if It Ain’t Got that Swing”.

Chuck Berry, who to me personally is the most important single individual in the history of rock and roll, is even represented. I can’t wait to hear a string quartet interpretation of “Johnny B. Goode”.

All this fine music takes place Monday, May 20 at Max Noah starting at 7:30 PM. Check it out.

I would also like to take this opportunity for a quick update regarding the Milledgeville Players. Several columns back I spoke about the comedy “What the Butler Saw” and planned performance dates.

Unfortunately, that play will not be presented at this time. It’s a great comedy and hopefully it will make an appearance in the future. But the hands of fate were just not in the proper positions this time around.

But there will be a summer musical from the M’ville Players and I will have information about that – including audition and performance dates – very shortly.

“Statesboro Blues” is also scheduled for the Magellan SQ show on Monday which is why I decided to go with some lyrics from that blues classic to open this week’s cumbersome column.

The song was written and first recorded by Georgia native Blind Willie McTell in 1928. The lyrics appear to relate the story of a man pleading with a woman to let him into her house.

It has been covered by dozens of artists including Taj Mahal, Deep Purple and David Bromberg. My first memory of the song is based on a version recorded by San Francisco band The Youngbloods in 1967, a group probably best known for the flower power anthem “Get Together”.

But when most people think of “Statesboro Blues”, they think of the version recorded by the Allman Brothers Band at the Fillmore East in 1971. The slide guitar playing from Duane Allman turned this version into an instant classic and Rolling Stone consistently ranks it as one of the top 10 greatest guitar songs of all time.

And linking up with the line that I sign off with in my columns, the song was a “B” side for Blind Willie McTell’s original recorded version – “Three Women Blues” being the “A” or “plug” side.

“I woke up this morning, I had them Statesboro Blues. Well, I looked over in the corner, and Grandpa seemed to have them too.”

Catch you on the flip side.

Contact Tom Toney
May 12, 2013, The Union Recorder, Milledgeville, GA

 

April Performances

In Praise of Music Ensembles and Musicians in Performance
April 2013
Musicians Celebrating Music

Please support us and our presenters by attending our performances, spreading the word about our activities, and sending gifts to our presenters designated for the hiring of professional instrumentalists.
Note, please that a few of the listed events are private. We include them in the list so that you can see the variety of things we are doing for the next several months.


Kevin Pollock, Solo Piano

  • April 13 (private): Master’s Corporate Event

Cello and Organ Soloists

  • Ruth Berry, cello; Shane McDonald, organ
  • Sunday, April 21: 11:00 am
  • Sandersville United Methodist Church, 202 West Church St, Sandersville, GA
  • Program: includes Saint-Saens Priere for organ and cello, Op. 158
  • Contact: 478-552-3374

Magellan String Quartet

  • Jonathan Aceto and Ryan Kho, violins: Carl Purdy, viola; Ruth Berry, cello
  • Tuesday, April 23, 7:00 pm
  • Augusta Children’s Chorale, Linda Bradberry, director
  • Location: First Baptist Church Augusta, Chapel
  • Contact: Augusta Children’s Chorale or 706-826-4718

March Performances

In Praise of Music Ensembles and Musicians in Performance
March 2013
Musicians Celebrating Music

Please support us and our presenters by attending our performances, spreading the word about our activities, and sending gifts to our presenters designated for the hiring of professional instrumentalists.

Sunday, March 17

Magellan String Quartet, 4:00 pm

  • Music Changes With The World
  • Sundays At Four Concert Series: Lutheran Church By The Lake, McCormick, SC

Wednesday, March 20: First Day of Spring!

Recital: Hartwig Eichberg – piano and Ruth Berry – ‘Cello, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

  • Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, Walton Way, Augusta, GA
  • Free admission: Donations gratefully accepted for the St. Stephen’s Ministry

Friday, March 22

Carl Purdy, strolling violin, 7:00-8:30 pm

  • Lake Oconee Food and Wine Festival: Ritz Carlton Linger Longer Ballroom, Greensboro, GA

Palm Sunday: March 24

Cantata by Mark Hayes (The Power of the Cross), 11:00am

  • Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Wheeler Rd, Augusta, GA
  • Magellan String Quartet: Harp – Katie Taylor, Percussionists – Kevin Baggott and Rebekkah Nordan, with the Aldersgate Choir – Linda Bradberry, directing

Works for string quartet, trumpet and choir, 10:30 am

  • Thomson United Methodist Church, Thomson, GA, Family Life Center (behind the church)
  • String Quartet: Laura Tomlin, Eliza Johnson, Pawel Kozak and Christopher Connolly, trumpet – Kathleen Fallin

Works for string quartet, organ and choir, 8:45 and 11:00 am

  • Aiken First Presbyterian Church, Barnwell Ave., Aiken, SC
  • String Quartet: Jason Economides, Jason Pooler; Constance and David Gee, Aiken Pres Choir;
    Ken Courtney, Organ and director

Maundy Thursday, March 28

Requiem by John Rutter, 6:30 pm

  • Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, Walton Way, Augusta, GA
  • Angela Massey, Flute; Kelly Odell, oboe; Katie Taylor, Harp, Ruth Berry, cello; Matthew Jones and Rebekkah Nordan, percussion; with the Reid Memorial Choir. Richard Cook, directing.

‘Cello soloist and choir, 6:15 pm

  • Thomson United Methodist Church, Thomson, GA.
  • Justin Resley, ‘cello; Dale Hesse, organ with the Thomson Methodist Choir. Jeanie Joesbury,directing.

Good Friday, March 29

Karl Jenkins, Stabat Mater, 7:30 pm

  • Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St., Augusta, GA
  • Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra with the Augusta Choral Society,
    Porter Stokes directing
    .

Easter Sunday, March 31

String Quartet, organ and choir, 8:30 and 11:00 am

  • Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Wheeler Rd, Augusta, GA
  • Magellan String Quartet, Aldersgate Choir: Linda Bradberry directing.

String Quartet, Brass Quartet, organ and choir, 11:00 am

  • Sandersville Methodist Church, Church St., Sandersville, GA
  • String Quartet: Pawel Kozak, Shadwa Mussad, Angela Shaw, Justin Resley
  • UGA Brass Quartet: Sandersville Methodist Choir, Shane McDonald, organist and director.
  • Trumpet: Giles Lemmens, Gillian Huff; trombone: Kevin Schoeller, Damon Haynie

Brass Quartet and Choir, 11:00 am

  • Martinez United Methodist Church, Washington Road, Martinez
  • Southern Brass Quartet, MUMC Choir, Nancy Cleveland directing.
  • Trumpet: Brian Dyson, Brandon Hall ; trombone: Sean O’Brien and Eric Spencer

Brass Quartet and Choir, 8:45 and 11:00 am

  • Aiken First Presbyterian Church, Barnwell Ave., Aiken, SC
  • Trumpets: Dave Hill, David Hamilton; horn, John Glaeser; trombone: Robert Slade
  • Aiken Pres Choir; Ken Courtney, Organ and director.

Full Orchestra and Choir, 8:00 and 9:30 am

  • Warren Baptist Church, Washington Rd., Augusta, GA.
  • Kevin Pollock, director

Te Deum, Otto Olsson, 6:00 pm

  • Christ Church Presbyterian, Southern Pines Drive, Evans, GA
  • Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra, with the Christ Church Presbyterian Choir. Mark Nabholz, director.

Upcoming Performances

In Praise of Music Ensembles in Performance, November 25 – December 24, 2012

Please support In Praise of Music and our presenters by attending our performances, spreading the word about our activities, and sending gifts to our presenters designated for the hiring of professional instrumentalists.

Vonda Darr, Harp SoloistVonda Darr - harp

  • December 6, 7:30 pm and December 9, 3:00 pm at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Aiken, SC:  Britten Ceremony of Carols with the Aiken Choral Society, Maureen Simpson (director)

Robert Foster, Flute

  • December 9, 6:30 pm at Thomson First United Methodist Church, Jeanie Joesbury (director)

Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

  • November 25, 5:00 pm at The Messiah at 1st Baptist Church, Thomson, GA:  Thomson-McDuffie Choral Society, Mark Bowers (director)
  • November 30, 7:30 pm at The Messiah at The Pope Center, Washington, GA:  Washington-Wilkes Choral Society/Washington Little Theatre, Shirley Gunter (director)
  • December 2, 4:00 pm at Reid Memorial Presbyterian, Augusta, GA:  Augusta Opera Holiday Concert, Richard E. Cook (director)
  • December 9, 11:00 am at First Baptist Church, Aiken, SC:  Hal Hopson (Come Ye Faithful), James Bennett (director)
  • December 9, 5:00 pm at Aldersgate Methodist Church, Augusta, GA:  Hal Hopson (Come Ye Faithful), Linda Bradberry and Sandra Prichard (directors), combined choirs of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection and Aldersgate Methodist
  • December 9, 6:30 pm at First Baptist Church, Augusta, GA:  Stan Pylant (director)
  • December 15, 7:30 pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Augusta, GA:  The Augusta Choral Society performing The Messiah, Bach Magnificat, works by Finzi and Bass, Porter Stokes (director)
  • December 16, 6:00 pm at Christ Church Presbyterian, Evans, GA:  Mark Nabholz (director), chorus and orchestra
  • December 24, 5:00 pm at First Baptist Church, Augusta: Stan Pylant (director)

Magellan String Quartet (as solo ensemble and as accompaniment for choirs)

Kiokee String Quintet

  • December 2, 8:30 am and 11:00 am at Aldersgate Methodist Church, Augusta, GA:  Linda Bradberry (director)
  • December 16, 4:40/5:00 pm at Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, Augusta, GA:  Richard E Cook (director)
  • December 23, 11:00 am at Sandersville Methodist Church:  Shane McDonald (director)

Kiokee String Quintet

  • December 16, 11:00 am at Aiken First Presbyterian Church:  The Messiah, Ken Courtney (director)
  • December 24, 3:40 pm and 5:15 pm at Warren Baptist Church, Augusta, GA:  Kevin Pollock (director)

In Praise of Music, Musicians Celebrating Music