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Updates on Atlanta Music Festival, Emory Chamber Music, Capitol City Opera, Georgia Boy Choir

  • 6:54 am Thursday, September 4th, 2014 by Howard Pousner

Atlanta Music Festival CD released

The first CD from the Atlanta Music Festival, “Guide My Feet: Songs of Aspiration, Hope & Progress,” has just been released.

Intending to unite communities and bridge traditions, the Rev. Dwight Andrews of First Congregational Church and Steven Darsey of the Atlanta music-worship group Meridian Herald launched the annual music festival in 2001. It was something of a homage to the Atlanta Colored Music Festival Association’s debut concert in 1910 that drew 2,000 blacks and whites, seated separately, to Atlanta’s Auditorium and Armory for a concert performed by African-American artists. One of the missions of that event [More]

Young Atlanta voices resonating across Europe this summer

  • 6:56 am Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 by Howard Pousner

Young, talented metro Atlanta singers from three groups are getting the experiences of their lifetimes this summer on European tours. Some more seasoned Atlanta singers are going to get in on the act, too:

Atlanta Boy Choir recently returned from a June tour to Poland and the Czech Republic, and the highlights were many for the 40 men and 40 boys under the direction of maestro Fletcher Wolfe.

They were invited to perform in Poland in honor of the canonization of Pope John Paul II. A longtime favorite of John Paul, the choir sang many times at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome [More]