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First Concert of the 2021-2022 Choir Concert Series Coming Very Soon!

Mineral Area Council on the Arts is proud to partner with Mineral Area College and Mineral Area Fine Arts Academy in sponsoring the 2021-2022 Choir Concert Series.

The first concert is scheduled for Friday, October 8, at 7 p.m. in the Mineral Area College Fine Art Theater and will feature the MAC Singers and the Mineral Area Community Singers.  Choral Director Mrs. Sherry Francis describes this first concert of the year.  “The title of the program is ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’ with amazing songs full of beauty in harmony of voice, focusing on the bright and beautiful things of this world!  It is a mix of genres from contemporary and spirituals to jazz favorites of Gershwin.”

A highlight of the choral concert will be the performance of a new piece by American composer Eric Whitacre.  Francis shared, “We will do a combined piece by Whitacre, titled ‘Sing Gently’ a song he creatively wrote last year during the lockdown of the pandemic where over 17,000 singers across over 150 countries united in voice.  It is truly breathtaking!”

Admission to the concert featuring both the MAC Singers and the Community Singers will be $4 at the door. Join us for a night of beautiful vocal music!

Francis has served as the choral director at Mineral Area College (MAC) since Fall of 2020.  In addition to teaching at MAC, she began teaching music classes at Missouri Baptist University, Leadington campus, and teaches Fundamentals of Music, Beginning Guitar and Ukulele and Bucket Drumming for the Mineral Area Fine Arts Academy.  She is a choral director, music educator, vocal adjudicator, choreographer and workshop clinician. She has earned a Master’s Degree in Music Education from Auburn University and holds certifications in both vocal and instrumental music education as well as technology instruction in the music classroom.  Mrs. Francis is an asset to the music community in our region!

Spoiler alert!  Mark your calendar for the second choir concert of the series, Messiah, on December 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Mineral Area College Fine Art Theater.

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