Lenoir, NC – The Caldwell Men’s Chorus announces its Fall Concert on Saturday, November 18th at 7:30 PM at Lenoir Presbyterian Church, 1002 Kirkwood Avenue NW, Lenoir. The concert is free and open to the public.
The Caldwell Men’s Chorus performs a range of eclectic styles of music, both sacred and secular, including hymns, spirituals, gospel, classical, ballads, folk songs, sea shanties, patriotic music, show tunes, cowboy songs, popular music, doo-wop, fifties music, barbershop and more.
The line-up for this concert includes the folk ballad, “Pretty Saro,” three Billy Joel tunes, “And So It Goes,” “Lullabye,” and “For the Longest Time,” the cowboy songs, “Colorado Trail” and “Ghost Riders in the Sky,” the classical selections, “The Pilgrim’s Chorus,” and “I Love the Lord,” the spiritual, “Every Time I Feel the Spirit” the hymns, “More Love to Thee, O Christ” and “All That Hath Life and Breath, Praise Ye The Lord,” Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria” and several more.
The group’s Director, Keith Smith, says, “In every Caldwell Men’s Chorus Concert, we present a variety of music that always contains several surprises, but we always emphasize the quality and professionalism of the music itself. In this concert, there are solos, duets, trios, quartets, a double chorus and some instrumentation, including piano accompaniment by our fine accompanist, Sherry January. I believe that the Caldwell Men’s Chorus is the best kept musical secret in western North Carolina and you owe it to yourself to come see what we are all about. All of our men have the ability to sing close harmony and all have a great love of music and passion for singing.”
The Caldwell Men’s Chorus currently consists of 27 singers, ranging in age from 22 to 83. The singers are Dennis Bell, Tim Boone, Kyle Canerday, Brian Clark, William C. Cogdell, Jonathan Duncan, Lucas Duncan, Sherrill German, Reggy Greene, Bill Hall, Frank Horton, Carroll Hoyle, Adam Lowery, Robert Marshall, Doug McCowan, John McDaniel, Duncan Meeks, Ian Moore, Trev Moore, Duane Mozingo, Glen Neal, Allen Norrod, Kevin Parrish, Doug Saunders, Norm Sherwood, Ken Thwing and Rankin Whittington.
The Caldwell Men’s Chorus is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, and while concerts are always free, a love offering will be collected to defray the costs of music and production. No tickets or reservations are needed, just show up at the doors, which open at 6:30 PM on the night of the concert. The audience is encouraged to arrive early, as it is general first come, first served seating and the pews fill up very quickly. For more information, call (828) 322-3169.