The Augusta Chorale of Georgia at the 2022 Christmas Concert. Courtesy Facebook
The Augusta Chorale of Georgia at the 2022 Christmas Concert. Courtesy Facebook

Augusta Chorale celebrates 40th spring concert with renowned conductor and arranger

 A renowned conductor and arranger will be the featured guest as part of the Augusta Chorale of Georgia’s 40th spring concert May 7.

Roland Carter at a May 5 reception. Courtesy Rhian Swain

Dr. Roland Carter, known for his arrangement of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” will be featured at the event which will be at 4 p.m. at Paine College’s Gilbert Lambuth Chapel.

Phyllis Anderson will conduct the spring concert, and Angela Arrington will accompany. The Aiken Civic Orchestra, under the direction of Adam DePriest, will accompany soloists and choirs.

“The talent and diversity of this year’s (concert) is remarkable. It includes the faces of an elementary children’s chorus, a collaborating choral society, classical opera singers, R & B Soul & Singer, and gospel singers who have performed with us over the years. They will be featured in our “Best of 40 years” flashback performances. These guests have enhanced our concerts and enabled us to remain relevant over the past four decades,” according to Anderson in a news release.

Featured performers include Kathye Gary and Pamela Dillard, Isaac W. Holmes and Rosalyn Floyd, Veronica Lynch Stone, Hawthorne Welcher, Christopher Leslie and Patrick Outler, Waynesboro’s Blakeney Elementary School Chorus Opera, the Columbia County Choral Society and the Aiken Civic Orchestra.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Children 17 and under and college students with a valid ID are admitted free. Tickets may be purchased at the chorale website or from any chorale member.

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