The Savannah Children’s Choir Announces 5th Anniversary Artists in Residence Program and Gala Concert

Eric Jones
Eric Jones

Helping celebrate the Savannah Children’s Choir’s 5th anniversary will be returning Artists in Residence Metropolitan Opera bass/baritone Keith Miller and Memphis Opera mezzo-soprano Rachel Waiters. The Choir will also welcome Darion Clonts, tenor, from Morehouse College, and MusicAlive! as ensemble in residence.

In addition to providing 24 direct services to local public schools in the form of lectures, recitals or Master Classes, the Artists in Residence will join the Savannah Children’s Choir and the Savannah Arts Academy Chorus and Orchestra in a gala performance Tuesday, March 22 at 7 p.m. at the Lucas Theater. The concert is supported by Brasseler and International Paper.

The performance will feature solos and arias from the Artists in Residence, as well as selections from Rutter’s Mass of the Children.

The main feature will be the world premier of a newly commissioned work titled Songs of Creation by composer Eric Jones. The work, based on the poetry of African-American poet James Weldon Johnson, will be performed by the Artists, SCC and SAA Chorus and Orchestra.

Student/child tickets are only $2, adult tickets are $15 and both are available at SCAD box office, (912) 525- 5050 or . VIP tickets, which include reserved seating and an Artists Reception following the concert, are $75 and available at .

Schools interested in scheduling Artist in Residence services should contact the Savannah Children’s Choir at or by calling (912) 228-4758.

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