Nov 13, 2009

OCG Christmas Pops Concert

Sunday, November 29, 2009
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Greenville First Christian Church
1100 Killarney Drive
The Holiday Season is fast approaching and will be here and gone all within the space of a few weeks. To help ramp up the holiday spirit during the hectic days ahead, Our Common Ground’s music director, Laura Harris, has once again managed to pull together some of this area’s finest musicians to perform in the upcoming Community Christmas Pops Concert. This event will be held at the First Christian Church on Sunday, November 29, beginning at 7 p.m.

Those returning to the Pops Concert stage are: Luke DeJaynes-Fundamental Elements/drums and electric guitar, Brian Grove/string and electric bass, Polly Waddell/violin, Sue Heston/keyboard, Linda Plant/piano and keyboard, Howard Wise/trumpet, Theresa Lindell/acoustic and Laura Harris/piano.

Talented newcomers to the concert, but not to the stage are: Bill Archibald/sax, Cary Eisentraut/drums, Ty Barth/congas and Ryan Thomason, BCCU#2 band director, who will be conducting the orchestra and choir.

The concert includes around an hour of mostly instrumental jazz, blues, gospel, classical, country and more popular Christmas arrangements. Plans are being made to form a Community Mass Choir with orchestra for the finale.

Dirty Roots Revolution Founder/Director Ryan Mifflin will act as Master of Ceremonies. Dirty Roots Revolution is a local grass roots organization formed to encourage people to look at the world around us and say ,“I can do my part.” It's belief is that one person may not be able to change the world, but he or she can impact the life of one other person very easily. It's mission is to provide avenues to reach out to others in need of help. A large focus has recently been in befriending and helping the homeless.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted with proceeds going to Dirty Roots Revolution.

1 comment:

Barb said...

The Christmas POPS Concert at the Greenville First Christian Church on November 29th totally rocked. Bill Archibald and Johnny Matthews brought the house down. You fellas are awesome musicians...LOVED IT!!!!