Chorale to perform Sunday in Henderson, Louisburg

Apr. 23, 2013 @ 09:33 PM


The Northeast Piedmont Chorale will present “American Spring” in two concerts on Sunday.

At 2 p.m., the Chorale will sing at First Presbyterian Church in Henderson. This will be followed at 6 p.m. by a concert at Maple Springs Baptist Church in Louisburg.

“American Spring” encompasses music by American composers from the 18th century to the present. Featured will be compositions and arrangements by Moses Hogan, Aaron Copland, William Billings, Randall Thompson, George and Ira Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, Morton Laudison, James Agee and others.

The concerts are free but donations will be accepted.

The chorale, an independent nonprofit organization, has been bringing fine choral music to counties north and east of the Research Triangle for 26 consecutive years.

The Chorale is directed by Sue Crocker, associate minister of music at First Baptist Church in Henderson. The singers will be accompanied by David Fitzgerald, minister of music at Wake Forest Baptist Church, and Cindy Edwards, music director at First United Methodist Church in Henderson.

Members of the chorus come from Henderson, Louisburg, Wake Forest and other locations in the northeast piedmont.

First Presbyterian Church is located at 222 Young St., Henderson, while Maple Springs Baptist Church is located at 1938 N.C. 56 East in Louisburg.