This is the second event of a two day celebration of traditional music with special guest conductor, Dr. Tim Sharp. This event on Tuesday, April 15, 7:00 p.m. is a performance by selected choral students from Cleveland County’s four high schools. The performance will be held at Malcolm Brown Auditorium on the Shelby High campus. Special guest for this two day event will be Dr. Tim Sharp, Executive Director of the American Choral Directors Association in Oklahoma City, Ok, and co-composer of the mass which is being performed by Rutherford Community Chorus on the first night of this two day event. Some of the choral selections will be accompanied by a traditional bluegrass band.
During the day on Tuesday at the Earl Scruggs Center, approximately eighty selected high school students will attend a choral clinic directed by Dr. Sharp using selections from the mass and other music that Dr. Sharp chose for them last fall. Dr. Sharp is known world-wide for his vast range of musical talent from composing secular and religious works, conducting, advocating for excellence in choral singing and conducting as well as playing the banjo. Crest High School choral director Michael Martinez said, “This will be an amazing experience for our students. They will have the opportunity to hear an excellent performance at the Don Gibson one night (see event listing for Come Away to the Skies: A High Lonesome (Bluegrass) Mass on April 14th), practice with a rock star of choral conducting on Tuesday and then perform themselves under Dr. Sharp’s direction that evening.
Tickets are not required for this event. Admission is free.