This year’s event, which is free, will feature choirs from Peachtree Presbyterian and St. Paul’s Episcopal churches and top musicians, soloists and special guests from throughout the region. It will include musical favorites ranging from Broadway classics to gospel favorites to a patriotic anthem, “Armed Services Medley,” which salutes the men and women serving in the armed forces and veterans.
Numerous soloists and young performers will display their musical talents throughout the concert, including sopranos Ann-Marie McPhail and Jayme Alilaw, mezzo soprano Persis Bristol, contralto Ingrid Cole, tenors Chris Barry and Nathan Munson, bass player Marcus Hopkins-Turner, saxophonist Larry Jackson, violinists Andrew Koonce and Asia Charles, pianist Yannie Tan and the St. Paul’s Jazz Trio.
This event will also feature the individual and combined handbell choirs of the collaborating congregations offering various unique arrangements of favorites including “Chariots of Fire,” “By and By” and “A Star-Spangled Spectacular.”
Peachtree Presbyterian Church’s Director of Music Mary Hoffman and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church’s Music Director Trey Clegg will share conducting duties for most of the pieces being performed. Chris Barry and Heather Ellison will also conduct select handbell offerings. Peachtree Presbyterian principal organist Nicholas Bowden and featured pianist Andy Bayles will also lend their talents to this annual celebration of music.
Classical selections will include Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody No.11” being performed by 13-year-old piano virtuoso Tan.
Everyone attending this event is invited to enjoy ice cream on the church’s front lawn after the concert. A free-will offering will be taken to benefit the Peachtree musical ministry.
Nursery services for children 5 and under will be available during the concert at no charge. Free parking is available for all event attendees.
For more information on the concert, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on this and future musical performances, visit http://www.peachtreepres.org/news/AmericanPops.