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Decatur Civic Chorus to host 'Disney' concert
by Noreen Cochran
April 24, 2013 10:19 AM | 1294 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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From left, Decatur Civic Chorus member Nancy Bridges, accompanist Betty Baccus, president Peggy Clayton and choral director Mary Anne Sharp stand in the pulpit of First Baptist Church Decatur where A Disney Spectacular will take place April 28.
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From left, Decatur Civic Chorus member Nancy Bridges, accompanist Betty Baccus, president Peggy Clayton and choral director Mary Anne Sharp stand in the pulpit of First Baptist Church Decatur where A Disney Spectacular will take place April 28.
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A host of voices will be singing for others’ suppers — and more — Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Decatur when the Decatur Civic Chorus presents “A Disney Spectacular” concert.

Its beneficiary is the nonprofit Decatur Emergency Assistance Ministry, which runs a food pantry at Holy Trinity Parish and a clothing closet at First Baptist.

“It’s what’s called emergency assistance,” said nonprofit board chairwoman Ruth Fruit, of Tucker. “It’s not a long-term solution. It’s short-term help to get you over a rough spot.”

Help includes giving out groceries and paying utility bills.

“They can get utility help once a year,” Fruit said about clients. “If they’re in danger of having the power cut off and the heat cut off, we can keep that from happening.”

Children attending the concert will help restock the food pantry since their admission price is two nonperishable food items.

The afternoon will be chock-full of Disney favorites from “The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Mary Poppins” and more.

“I’m excited about hearing them. The Avondale Children’s Choir and the DeKalb School of The Arts are going to sing and it’s going to be quite special,” Fruit said. “It’s ‘A Disney Spectacular,’ so the music will appeal to everyone.”

Chorus conductor Mary Anne Sharp, of Conyers, said children singing to children of all ages was her idea, but friends brought the school choirs to the table.

“When you do Disney, you’ve got to have kids,” she said. “It just evolved.”

If you go:
When: Sunday at 3 p.m.
Where: First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairmont Ave., Decatur
Cost: adults, $10; children, two non-perishable food items
Information: (770) 388-9536 or www.decaturcivicchorus .org
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