On Saturday, October 20, The Classical Chorus and the Abilene Chamber Singers will join forces Oct. 20 to present Mass in G, composed by Franz Schubert.

This concert will begin at 7 p.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1741 Sayles Blvd. The Classical Chorus of Abilene (adults) has been presenting great choral music for over 25 years. Founded and originally conducted by Dr. Betty Karol Wilson, the Classical Chorus is currently directed by Dr. Dee Romines.

The Classical Chorus is an auditioned group which practices weekly in preparation for most performances. Additionally, the Classical Chorus has performed on several European tours. In July, Dr. Romines conducted Classical Chorus singers in Salzburg Cathedral in Austria.

The Abilene Chamber Singers was formed in the spring of 2013. The ensemble is hand-picked by Dr. Clell Wright and assistant conductor Travis Lowery from musicians that were known to be able and willing to make a commitment to a high quality level of performance.

Members are expected to learn the literature for each concert independently before coming together for two or three rehearsals just prior to the performance. Wright has been invited to conduct the Mass in G for a choral festival in Florence, Italy, in 2019. An orchestra and soloists combine with the two choruses to create an event that will be a rare treat in Abilene.

Several other selections will be performed separately by the Classical Chorus and the Abilene Chamber Singers. Soloists will be Dr. Celeste Church, Dr. Greg Church, and Dr. Paul Piersall.

Tickets will be available at the door, or at, or 325-673-7464. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for senior citizens, students, and military



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