Annual high school variety show takes stage

Thu, 04/12/2007 - 1:12pm
By: The Citizen

The annual Fayette County High School Select Chorus Variety Show will take over Sam’s Auditorium in Fayetteville this weekend as students put recent news headlines to music.

On April 13-15, the Select Chorus will perform their “Everything Music: Headlines” show, which will take a look at some of the stories which made headlines in the past six years.

This year the music will range from the early 1950s to present day, and will include something for everyone. The show will feature songs such as “MySpace Song,” and “Brush up your Shakespeare,” as well as classics like “Thriller,” “Monster Mash,” “Singing in the Rain” and “Stormy Weather.”

Prepare yourself to be taken from the opening of baseball season to the Gulf Coast and Hurricane Katrina. You will revisit the glorious 1950s, then flash forward to the web phenomenon, MySpace, before revisiting the events of 911, troops at war and the impact that it has created on some families.

The students have worked hard, and organizers promise you won’t be disappointed.

The show, held at Sam’s Auditorium in Fayetteville, will take place April 13-14 at 7:30 p.m. and April 15 at 3 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are: $5 for students and $8 for adults. Tickets will be $10 at the door.

Founded at Fayette County High School in 1978, the Select Chorus is an auditioned group of junior and senior class students. A versatile group, the chorus regularly performs both formal choral literature and show tunes. The chorus consistently receives superior ratings at Georgia Music Educators Association district performance evaluations for performance and sight-reading.

The group has been recognized as an outstanding ensemble with many invitations to perform at special events. In addition to their regular performance schedule, the chorus has sung at the 1998 Feast of Carol; 1985, 1993, 1999, and 2002 GMEA Conference; the 1988 Democratic Convention; the 100th Anniversary Celebration of Coca-Cola in 1996; the American Choral Directors Conference; the “Lighting of Macy’s Great Tree” on several occasions and the 2006 Fayette Festival of Carols.

Performances outside the state have included a variety of domestic and international appearances. The chorus has performed biennial concerts at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York for 25 years as well as touring Washington D.C., Nashville, Walt Disney World, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and Nassau, Bahamas. The Select Chorus toured England and France in 2000; Germany, Austria and Hungry in 2002; Ireland in 2004 and Italy in 2006.

For more information about “Everything Music: Headlines,” call the school at 770-460-3540.

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