by Sam Clanton
BRANSON, Mo. – First Presbyterian Church and the Branson Arts Council begin the spring schedule for the Old Stone Church concert series this weekend.
Co-organizer Americanna Magness says the series provides a variety of musical offerings in a wonderful setting…
The first concert is Sunday at 3 p.m., featuring classical vocal quartet The Mosaic Vocal Ensemble.
The second concert is scheduled for Sunday, April 24th, featuring the Branson Chorale.
All of the performances are free and open to the public.
More information about the first two concerts is below, in the form of a press release from Magness:
At 3:00 pm, Sunday, April 10, 2016 at First Presbyterian’s Old Stone Church, the area premier classical vocal quartet, The Mosaic Vocal Ensemble will present a free concert to the public. The Old Stone Church is located at 4th and Pacific Streets in Branson just across the street from the Taneyhills Community Library. Join Lisa Gerstenkorn, alto, Angela Holland, soprano, Matt Giles, tenor and Marvin Murphree, bass, as they present a program of operatic ensembles and duets. Add the piano excellence of Danielle Ryan Harding as she accompanies the ensemble and Mr. Murphree promises the program will be anything but “stuffy”.
Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm in the *Main Sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, located at 420 W. Main, the Branson Chorale will present “With a Voice of Singing”. This eclectic selection of songs range from Johann Albrechtsberger’s “Te Invocamus” to John Rutter’s “Look at the World”. The Branson Chorale, under the direction of Mr. Robert Abbott, will also perform several spirituals and music from the 18th and 19th century. There will also be an African praise song, “Wana Baraka”. The concert will also feature the Buchanan Intermediate Honor Choir under the direction of Toni Barnes and Courtney Leist. The Chorale was created to bring great choral music to Branson and the surrounding area. You will not want to miss this concert.