From my Inbox to you, courtesy of Richard Cummins.
GREAT DAY SET FOR GREENE MEMORIAL ON SUNDAY THE 24TH OF NOVEMBER
Greene Memorial is hosting a large scale performance of Handel’s “A Song for Saint Cecilia’s Day” with solos by Opera Roanoke’s Scott and Amy Cofield Williamson.
What do musicians who have connections with the organizations below have in common with the Fine Arts concert set for Sunday afternoon, the 24th of November at Greene Memorial United Methodist Church?
The New York Philharmonic, The New York Pops, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, The Orchestra of St. Luke’s, The Riverside Symphony, The Mostly Mozart Orchestra, The American Symphony Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, The American Ballet Theatre Orchestra, The New York City Ballet Orchestra, The San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, The National Ballet of Canada Orchestra, etc.
Spider Man, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Matilda, The Lion King, American Idiot, Fiddler on the Roof, Spamelot, Mary Poppins, Hairspray, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Bombay Dreams, The Producers, Big Fish, The Book of Mormon, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, etc.
And the answer is: Musicians, with connections to all the above orchestras and Broadway shows, will be coming to Greene Memorial Church and joining local musicians and the Greene Memorial Choir with soloists, Scott Williamson, tenor and Amy Cofield Williamson, soprano, for a special celebration of Handel’s music on Sunday afternoon at 4pm, the 24th of November. The featured Handel work is A Song For Saint Cecilia’s Day which is a glorious celebration of music.
Opening this all-Handel concert is his Concerto for Organ and Orchestra in F major, Opus 4, No 5, which features former Christiansburg native, Mitchell Crawford. Former Roanokers, Cenovia Cummins will be the orchestra’s concertmaster and Stephanie Cummins, the principal cello. Richard Cummins will be harpsichordist and conductor.
We hope you will be in attendance that day for what we anticipate to be a fabulous concert.