Members of the Albany Chorale and the Albany State University Chorale rehearse at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The Chorale will have its spring concert Sunday at 4 p.m. performing work from Mozart’s “Missa Brevis” and more. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students with ID at the door.
ALBANY, Ga. -- The "Missa Brevis," or "Sparrow Mass" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is set to be among the highlights of the Albany Chorale's final concert of the season.
The concert is set for 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on North Jefferson Street.
Steve McCoy, board member for the men's chorale section and chair of the group's publicity committee, said there would be a group of string players helping to lead off the program. The Albany State University Chamber Singers are expected to perform one selection, and then join the institution's concert chorale for at least one number.
Following the "Sparrow Mass," there will be other Mozart pieces as well as a strings and harpsichord rendition of "In Virtute Tua."
"That's going to be kinda fun," McCoy said.
The finale will consist of an arrangement of "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing" by Mac Wilberg with the groups from Albany State participating.
"It will be a great big, wonderful arrangement," McCoy said.
The cost for tickets will be $15 for adults, and $5 for those who present a valid student identification card. Tickets will be available in advance from any chorale member as well as at the door.
"We are hoping, based on the time, this will be more of a family concert," McCoy said. "We want to expose younger children to this kind of music."
The concert will take place in the church's sanctuary, and will be followed by a reception in the fellowship hall. The program is expected to be roughly 90 minutes, McCoy said.
Marcia M. Hood serves as the artistic director for the chorale, while Meri Beth Hillard is the accompanist and will serve as the harpsichord player for this concert.
Ken Williams, the organist from St. Paul's, is also participating in the concert, McCoy said.
The group's most recent concert was its fundraising event "A Champagne Affair" in February. After Sunday's event, rehearsals for the chorale's next season will begin in August, McCoy said, followed by concerts in October and December.
"The attendance numbers have been growing steadily," the publicity chair said. "We seem to have more varied programs, so we are getting more people (to attend).
"We are trying to expose more to what the chorale is doing. Those of us involved believe arts is an important part of the community to make it a richer place for people to live."
Those seeking more information on the chorale are encouraged to visit www.albanychorale.org, or find the group on Facebook.