Pickens concert choir to premiere Friday night

PICKENS — The Pickens Concert Choir will open its season with performances this Friday evening, Dec. 2, and Saturday evening, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Hagood Community Center’s newly renovated auditorium under the direction of Carla Padgett, a noted area musician. The auditorium is located at 126 School House Road in Pickens.

The concert choir, which formed in September, will present a program of Christmas music, including “Carol of the Bells” and a selection of classical carols in German.

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The Pickens Concert Choir prepares for its first concert at the newly renovated Hagood Center Auditorium on Friday.

Some selections will be performed acapella, but others will be accompanied by Padgett on the center’s newly acquired piano, courtesy of donations. Donors include Daniel P. Andrews, Faye and Joe Padgett, Wesley, Robert and Cindy Wood, Debbie Carmical, Robin Giddings, Wayne Kelley, June and Rocky Harden, Dot Jackson, Lucy Harward, Betty and Ed McDaniel, Marianne Holland and Ann Shock.

Singing soprano are Faye Durham, Marilyn Gromlovits, Gaye Mouritzen and Donna Simms. Singing alto are Debbie Carmical, Tina Ehlies, Debbie Hendricks, Debbie Teeple and Cindy Wood. Singing tenor are Daniel Andrews, Jeff Holder, Ron Jones and Steve Pace. Singing bass are Jim Blalock, Wesley Bolding, Terry Gromlovits, Orville Hendricks and Robert Wood.

Admission is $5 at the door.