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Sons of Jubal to perform in N. Korea

ATLANTA — A 150-member all-male chorus and orchestra, which includes several area musicians, will perform in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea during that nation’s Spring Arts Festival in April.

The chorus and orchestra, named the Sons of Jubal, will be one of the largest musical groups of Americans ever to enter the country. The Sons of Jubal was founded in 1954 and comprises volunteer professional musicians, church musicians, educators, and institutional leaders from Georgia.

The Sons of Jubal will also have performances in Beijing, China, which will include a brass choir, handbell choir, and vocal ensemble. The group has presented concerts in major halls, local churches, and communities in the United States, Germany, France, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Costa Rica, Panama, Moldova, the Czech Republic, and Russia.

Members of the Sons of Jubal will leave on April 10 and return to Georgia on April 23. Members from the Albany area include Jimmie Nettles, First Baptist Church of Albany; Jim Beasley, FBC of Albany; Justin Thomas, Central Baptist Church of Albany; Danny Thomas, FBC of Camilla, and David Willard, FBC, Sylvester.