Wednesday, September 03, 2008

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Preview of VOICES Concert Given at Powers Crossroads

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September 3, 2008

Preview of Saturday's VOICES Concert Given at Powers Crossroads

Southside Arts Agenda Praises VOICES; Encourages Attendance

     The first item on this week's Southside Arts Agenda was praise for the choral ensemble VOICES and encouraging attendance at the concert it will be giving on Saturday night at the Wadsworth Auditorium in Newnan.  The piece begins with a photo and comments on the preview of this concert which the VOICES group Zaphyra gave at the Powers Crossroads Festival on Saturday and Sunday.  Here are these well-deserved plaudits:

We are in for a treat come September 6! 
Zaphyra at the Powers Crossroads Festival.
L to R: Paige McCauley, Jill Safko, Maria Pia Ugarte, and Megan Zerbe 

Voices, under the direction of Maria Pia Ugarte, is finalizing details for their  Benefit Concert at The Wadsworth Auditorium in Newnan.  This is an extraordinary group! Founded just two years ago, Pia has developed this group wisely, assembling amazing talent combined with one of the main keys to success today - collaboration.
Just look at the collaboration she has accomplished: Hair design is being developed by Carlos Salon in Peachtree City. Piano Crafters in Newnan will be contributing the use of a grand piano. Zaphyra's wardrobe, obtained at David's Bridal.  The Post Concert "Meet & Greet" Reception is being sponsored by Ten East Washington. 
Today the sharing of resources is essential. Not only does it bring down costs of the production and thereby keeping ticket prices reasonable, it expands awareness to a whole new audience through promotional tie-ins with local businesses.

This first concert of Voices two year schedule of events brings together the talents of the female solo ensemble known as Zaphyra, the men's precision a capella ensemble, The Southern Nights Chorale under the direction of J. D. Holmes, and Matthew Roberts, a talented young violinist. Collaboration with other arts organizations brings attention to their talents and widens the appeal of the entire production. Every performing arts organization needs to follow Voices example whenever possible!
Described as an "eclectic amalgamation of music," in the beautifully restored art nouveau setting of the Wadsworth, It promises to be a dynamic evening of music.
The program blends soundtrack and musicals, selections from "Cold Mountain," "Evita," "The Phantom of the Opera," "Oliver," & "Porgy and Bess;" classical evergreens such as Puccini's "O mio babbino caro" and Delibes' "Flower Duet" from the opera "Lakme;" as well as a tribute of pieces made popular by Celtic Woman, Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli.

If you love great music, ache for a relaxing evening and something other than the Republican Convention on TV, want to experience true excellence in musical performance, you'll want to be in the audience along with us!  If you haven't already purchased your tickets, they are available at Scott's Bookstore, 28 S. Court Sq, Newnan and the Voices website, 
We can't wait to hear Voices in concert with the new Fayette Pops Symphony Orchestra!

Bravo, Voices! Bravo, Pia!

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