Mountain Voices to perform in concert March 17 at First Presbyterian Church of Cornelia

The Mountain Voices Community Chorus will present its annual spring concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 17 at the First Presbyterian Church of Cornelia.

This year’s theme is “I Will Lift My Voice and Sing.” The community choir will perform sacred and secular music, including songs about songs such as “Singin’ in the Rain” and “A Nightingale Sang in Barkley Square.”

Choir director Donna Bunn James says the concert’s theme is “all about the joy of singing.”

“It’s a lot of beautiful music, of course; some pieces you’ll recognize and some pieces you’ll just enjoy.”

Choir members began rehearsing for this week’s concert in January. Taylor Sexton is assistant directing, and Hunter Acker will accompany the choir on piano.

The concert is free. A love offering will be accepted.

16 years and counting

Mountain Voices is in its second decade of performing. Current members range in age from 14 years to their mid-70s. They travel from Habersham, Hall, Stephens, and Jackson counties to participate.

“Mountain Voices members have been blessed with wonderful friendships as well as the joy of making music together for sixteen years and more than 90 concerts,” says James founded the choir in the mid-2000s. “Some previous members of our group have moved away or passed on. Some members have been in almost every concert, and some are brand new to this concert!”

Anyone over the age of 14 is welcome to join; it doesn’t matter where they live.

“If they can make it to rehearsals, then they’re good to go!” says James.

This is the third year Mountain Voices has performed at Cornelia First Presbyterian. Previous concerts have been held at other venues throughout Habersham County. The Presbyterian church is located at 469 North Main Street in Cornelia.

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