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Beeville Community Chorus to perform in Goliad Saturday
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The Beeville Community Chorus will present its annual spring concert in the historical mission located in Goliad State Park on Saturday, April 16, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Nona Schrop is the accompanist for the choir, and Dr. James Lee is the artistic director. There will be a park entrance fee of $3 per person.

The choir will open the concert with four sacred anthems. “Adoramus Te,” “Christe,” and “We Adore thee, O Christ,” will be sung in Latin. The last anthem will be “Pie Jesu” from the Requiem Mass by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Solos will be sung by Dr. Nancy Jones and Matthew Wagner.

The choir will change the musical style in the second section of the concert as they sing a traditional Southern folk song, “Harper’s Creek” with Linda Ray on the violin. An African-American spiritual will add an energetic spirit to the evening as the choir sings, “Shine on Me.”

Selections from Broadway musicals by Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers will delight the audience. Songs from Carousel, State Fair and South Pacific will ring through the air. Jeff Brewer, assistant director of the Beeville Community Chorus, will direct two selections from Claude-Michel Schonberg’s musical, Les Miserables, “I Dreamed a Dream” and “On My Own.” Katheryn Mylnar and Sydnie McGuire will be featured as soloists.

The concert will conclude with the choir singing two patriotic selections, “An American Anthem,” which will include “America The Beautiful” and “My Country ‘Tis of Thee.” The concluding number will be the stirring arrangement of “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

Patrons who are unable to attend the Goliad concert will have the opportunity to attend the concert on the Coastal Bend College campus, Tuesday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be performed in the Gertrude R. Jones Fine Arts Auditorium, and patrons will be admitted free with their patron season ticket. Admission for non-patrons will be $8 for adults and $5 for all students and children.
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