Choral Festival 2019 Review

On the afternoon of March 9, 2019, the LaGrange College Callaway Auditorium was truly filled with “the sound of music” as two hundred and sixty-five singers, instrumentalists with an attending audience of over five hundred gathered together for the fourth annual West Georgia Choral Arts Festival. Singers from ages eight to eighty were featured in some of the area’s most outstanding choirs. Collaboratively, the sheer force of their singing was breathtaking in both scope, size, sound and spectrum.The first half of the concert featured each choir performing two selections

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Choral Society of West Georgia Approved for Grant!

The Choral Society of West Georgia was approved this week for a grant for $4,950 from the Georgia Council of the Arts to host its annual choral festival in LaGrange. The guidelines for the grant emphasized community impact, an area that organizers of the free annual West Georgia Choral Arts Festival put an emphasis. The choral society applied for the grant in February. “This is a significant award,” said Bettie Biggs, the West Georgia Choral Arts Festival coordinator.Click to READ MORE

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Southern Serenade to Spring

The Choral Society of West Georgia marked its final concert of the 2018-19 season on Sunday May 6th featuring Bel Canto LaGrange Women’s Ensemble. This unique choir under the direction of artistic director, Bettie Biggs features choral music specifically arranged and performed for treble choirs highlighting the beauty of women’s voices in concert.

A Southern Serenade to Spring celebrated the

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2018 West Georgia Choral Arts Festival – Exceptional!

The festival concert,  was held at 4:00 p.m. in the Callaway Auditorium on Saturday March 10th, 2018. As part of the Choral Society’s community outreach commitment, the event was free and open to the public. This project was co-sponsored with the LaGrange College Department of Music.

 For the singers, the  festival day began with morning rehearsals.  They spent the first half of the day reviewing and rehearsing the music that would be performed that afternoon. Each director chose two selections

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Victory Through Harmony – Songs That Won The War

The evening was complete with an All-American Victory dinner and drinks by Kimbles, the Big Band sounds of the Auburn Knights Orchestra, Carol Cain as Rosie the Riveter, and the great popular songs of the 1940’s performed by the Choral Society of West Georgia.  All area World War II Veterans and spouses were invited to be Guests of Honor at no charge.

Held at the Callaway Conference Center in LaGrange, Georgia

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Choral Society Headed to Carnegie Hall

By James Simpson II

LaGRANGE – 12 members of The Choral Society of West Georgia will be traveling to New York City this week to perform on the Issac Stern Stage at Carnegie Hall. The Choral Society of West Georgia was invited by the Distinguished Concert International Series of New York to participate in the upcoming March concerts. The concert will take place on Sunday.

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Choral Festival Offers Spectacular Performance

By Alicia B. Hill
LaGRANGE – This year’s annual Choral Arts Festival was fantastic in both the quality and quantity of performers who took part. The West Georgia Choral Arts Festival began with the Point University Concert Choir led by Dr. Byron Cartwright followed by the ever-popular Young Singers of West Georgia led by Stacey Hardigree.

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