The Watauga County Arts Council will sponsor “Celebrate Singing!” on Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Boone United Methodist Church, 471 Market Street in Boone.
The event fosters the enjoyment of singing as a lifelong hobby in the community and will feature a number of singing styles and groups from the High Country. Included will be the Treble Attraction women’s group and the Higher Ground men’s group from Appalachian State University, the 5th Edition Quartet, and singers from all Watauga County elementary schools and the high school.
This is the eighth year of the “Celebrate Singing!” event and Treble Attraction is the only group among the performers that has appeared at each of them. The group has been organized since 2005 at App State and are an a cappella performance ensemble that provides a variety of musical stylings that has included sacred music as well as popular songs.
Another App State group, Higher Ground men’s a cappella singers, will be making their first appearance. They have been performing since 2000 both on and off campus.
The 5th Edition Quartet has performed for various events in the area since 2007, providing close harmony using novel musical arrangements of familiar songs.
Watauga High School will be represented by the Advance Women’s Chorus performing a few of their fall season repertoire songs. Singers from each of the 8 elementary schools will be part of a large choral ensemble performing several numbers. A representative from each of the schools will also sing the first chorus of God Bless America together as the Finale selection.
This is a free admission event, with donations accepted to support the music scholarship program of the Watauga County Arts Council.