Thursday, September 27, 2007

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Fayette Cultural Arts Committee Sponsors Concert by Coweta Musician Ken White

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September 27, 2007
Coweta Musician Ken White in Concert Sponsored by Fayette Arts Committee
     The online news service The Southside Arts Agenda has been doing an excellent job covering the burgeoning arts scene in the counties of the Southern Crescent.  One of the  items in the current issue, reproduced below, deals with a concert coming up on October 27, which is especially interesting for showing the co-operation among the counties with respect to the arts:  the Fayette arts council, The Endowment Committee For Cultural Arts (ECCA), is sponsoring a concert featuring a musician from Coweta, Ken White.  This announcement is taken from the ECCA website
 Ken White Concert
The evening begins with a "Toast to the Arts" Wine reception at 7:30 PM, followed by the concert at 8:00 PM.
Ken WhiteMr. White is a resident of  Newnan, Georgia, and is currently serving on staff with the music and technical ministry at Peachtree City United Methodist Church in Peachtree City, Georgia.   He holds music studies and degrees from the University of Alabama, the University of Georgia, and Atlanta Christian College, as well as ten years of training in the Betty Colson studio for Opera singing in Atlanta, Georgia.   Mr. White is currently working to complete his doctorate degree  in vocal  performance. He has appeared as tenor soloist with the Peachtree Pops Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, the Atlanta Choral Guild, the Mercer University Choral Guild, the Pensacola Choral Society, the Tara Choral Guild at Spivey Hall, as well as past years with the choral departments of the University of Alabama, University of Georgia, and Atlanta Christian College.   With an almost thirty year background in music ministry and the professional performance stage, Mr. White performs as conductor and vocal soloist from an extensive repertoire of classical, sacred oratorio, operatic, broadway, pop, jazz, contemporary Christian, and Gospel material.   From 1997 to the present, Mr. White has served as president / producer/performer for Ken White Musical Productions, Inc., a self-made performance company specializing in "Pops" concert entertainment.   From this organization came the birth of the Peachtree Pops Symphony Orchestra and Peachtree Pops Big Band, for which Ken White serves as conductor.   These groups have performed seasonal concerts per year, at churches and performing arts auditoriums around Atlanta.

Mr. White has also served through stage and church music as producer,
conductor, and soloist at various mass choral and orchestral projects in
Atlanta, such as the National Church Music Leaders Conference, the Metro Atlanta Church Music Leaders Association festivals, spring and Christmas seasonal musical community concerts at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, the Living Christmas Tree Presentations in Stone Mountain, Georgia,  the Fayette Town Square annual Christmas Celebrations,  the Six Flags Over Georgia's Night of Music and Fireworks on the 4th of July, and the Stone Mountain Park Christmas Opening Night Ceremony.
Mr. White has also participated in various vocal workshops and
competitions as a finalist and winner, such as the Singer's Resource in Atlanta, the Birmingham Opera Competition, the Christian Artists in the Rockies Vocal Competition, the Enrico Caruso International Vocal Competition, and the Mac Allister Awards/New York City Opera Competition.  He has spoken as clinician at various seminars and workshops on the topic of performance, music, and worship.
Also appearing with Mr. White will be the talented 15 year old Marleigh Marleigh NicholsNichols, a student at Starr's Mill High School in Fayetteville. Marleigh will join in several selections from Broadway musicals.
Mr. White looks forward to a future of great pops orchestral and variety entertainment, as he presses forward to the goal and dream of bringing  the Peachtree Pops Symphony Orchestra to reside permanently in  Peachtree City, Georgia. 
Tickets for the concert which will be held at the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone are available for $25 per person and include a wine reseption after the performance.
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